BA/BSc (Hons) Childhood Studies

Duration: 3 years

Course details

This course prepares students who want to work for the benefit of children. Following this course will allow you to develop an understanding of children’s education, social influences, health, play, leisure and social rights issues. You will also examine current social and political questions and debates on childhoods in the UK and internationally.


Year 1

  • Perspectives on Childhood

  • Introduction to Sociology for Childhood & Young People

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Children & Young People’s Rights & Entitlements

  • Introduction to Social Policy

  • Development & Childhood

Year 2

  • The Social Divisions of Childhood & Youth

  • Working with Children & Young People 

  • Introduction to Research

  • Philosophy & Childhood

  • Language & Communication

Year 3

  • Childhood: The Politics of Policy

  • Multi-Agency Practice for Children

  • Major Independent Study 

Entry requirements

  • A-level: ABB
  • GCSE: grade C or above in English Language

Career posibilities

This course offers the possibility to reach careers such as teaching, educational work in museums, educational psychology, youth and community work, play therapy, social work, speech therapy, nursing, child and family law, and working in children’s organisations such as UNICEF, The Children’s Society or Save the Children.

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If you need more information, please contact us on 020 3302 7144 or on our CONTACT page to discuss your requirements.