Leeds Beckett University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
- 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.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Headingley Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|