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Children are at the forefront of policy and debate in our society. Headlines about children’s rights, the health and development of young people and how to protect the younger generation can often be found in the news. This course helps you understand the issues and gain some crucial insights into what shapes children’s lives from birth to age 19. We believe it’s not enough to study the issues affecting children. You also need to understand them from their perspective. The course looks at key topics from the point of view of the children who they affect.
Why Childhood Studies?
The course could be ideal if you’re looking to start a career in teaching, early years, social care or child and youth policy work. There are also plenty of other occupations relating to children, young people and families, and our Childhood Studies course is designed to help you take the first step towards your career.
We’ll give you the chance to explore the nature of childhood and youth in contemporary society. The course will examine relevant social theory and research, and draw on current policy and practices out there in the real world. You’ll be able to bring your own experience to bear on the course too.
Along the way you’ll look at childhood through the perspectives of psychology, sociology, philosophy and educational theories. You’ll also have opportunities to study health, wellbeing and development, social policy, how to protect vulnerable children and young people, youth identities and cultures, and children’s rights.
The course will also help you build up transferable skills that employers are looking for, developing you as a critical thinker and helping you to understand and challenge current approaches and policy.
- While you’re here, you’ll be able to take a work placement in your second year and you have the option to do an enhanced placement in your final year. It could be the ideal way to develop the skills that employers are looking for and gain useful contacts in the industry.
Theories and Strategies for Learning
Perspectives in Learning and Development
Self Society and Welfare
Contemporary Childhood Studies
Advanced Professional Practice
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Choose two from a list which may include:
Philosophical Approaches to Education
Developing Language and Communication for Learning
Social Policy, Inclusion and Inequality
Working with Children and Families
Finding a Voice (Children and Young People)
Choose one from a list which may include:
Employability: Empowering Critical Practitioners
Helping in Context (Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring)
Leadership and Management in Professional Contexts
Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||from a combination of Level 3 qualifications or completion of a foundation course in early childhood or a related educational area|
|A level||BBC||or equivalent|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.|
In addition you must also:
have GCSE English Language at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.
We require you to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check towards the end of Year 1, ready for your placement in Year 2, and to highlight any potential issues during your first term.
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/
Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
School of Education and Professional Development - Admissions
+44 (0)1484 478249
Student Recruitment Team
+44 (0)1484 472625