Childhood Studies at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

Childhood Studies

Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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If you want to work with or for the benefit of children, it is vital that you gain a true understanding of the issues affecting them. On this course, you will gain a whole-child perspective, from pre-birth to early adulthood. You will gain practical experience through a placement of your choice, such as in a school, nursery, children's charity, youth club or similar setting. You will develop a deep understanding of influences upon children and social rights issues, giving you the platform required to enter any career involving children, from teaching through to community development work. Childhood and children's lives are considered from different perspectives. The experiences of children in different contexts, both national and global, are examined. Our staff come from a variety of professional backgrounds, adding depth and breadth to your course and you are encouraged to work together with fellow students to explore questions and issues. Our course is structured around four strands:

  • The Sociology & Social Policy strand looks at the relationship between the child, family, community and state.
  • The Psychology & Development strand investigates the various influences upon child development.
  • The Contemporary Debates in Childhood strand explores current issues relevant to children and childhood, including children's rights, childhood research, and moral dilemmas.
  • The Critical Reflection strand assists you in monitoring and recording your growing expertise to honours graduate level, and planning a career pathway.
PLACEMENTS During your second year, you will gain practical work experience through a 90-hour work placement which can take place in settings such as schools, youth clubs or children's charities in the UK or overseas. You are encouraged to challenge yourself and undertake a placement in an area you have little experience of so you can increase your understanding of children's issues. SCHOOL PRACTICE COLLECTION Our School Practice Collection offers a wide range of journals, electronic resources and equipment selected specifically to help you prepare for your teaching practice. TEACHING AND LEARNING We regularly review our courses to ensure we are offering you the best educational experience. This course is currently being reviewed for 2019 entry. The full confirmed details of the course as it will be offered for 2019/20 will be published from August 2018.

Course details


  • Year 1 Core Modules:
    • Diverse Childhoods
    • The Childhood Specialist Student
    • Introduction to Psychology & Development
    • Children's Rights & Entitlements
    • The Sociology of Childhood
  • Year 2 Core Modules:
    • Social Inequality & Social Policy
    • The Childhood Specialist Professional
    • Philosophy & Childhood
    • Researching Childhood
    • In addition choose from a list of Year 2 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
  • Year 3 Core Modules:
    • The Childhood Specialist Graduate
    • Major Independent Study
    • In addition choose from a list of Year 3 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeX370
Institution code L27
Campus nameHeadingley Campus
Campus codeH

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points A minimum of 64 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Childhood Studies at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS