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BA in Childhood Studies

Coleg Cambria

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  • Qualification

    BA - Bachelor of Arts

  • Location

    Coleg Cambria

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The Childhood Studies programmes will equip you with the skills and expertise necessary for work in a range of child-related professions. It will push you to improve your legislative knowledge, your social awareness, your ability to work with others and your academic excellence. These skills will fit you for any graduate workplace which values thorough research, critical analysis, interpersonal abilities, and fluent and confident communication and reporting.

The Childhood Studies programmes will draw you to the disciplines of psychology, sociology and education. As you study, you will consider the theoretical principles of the subject and evaluate them in the light of social history, contemporary legislation and the latest best practice. You will explore the social, emotional and cognitive development of children, and scrutinise the methods used for measuring child development.


Modules are assessed through examinations and/or essays, which may include projects, bibliographic exercises, reflective diaries, posters, and presentations. Examinations do not account for more than 50% of the marks in any modules. A portfolio based on observation is also required. In the third year, your dissertation will allow you to conduct your own research project into a topic of your own choice, under the guidance of a member of staff. It will require library-based study, a critical interpretation of sources, and a small-scale empirical investigation.

Career Options
Data demonstrates that studying Childhood Studies at Cambria will provide opportunities to develop a range of skills sought by employers in a range of relevant sectors. In recent years, students studying the Childhood Studies Degree at Aberystwyth University have confidently moved into careers within the field of teaching and education (including SEN), social care, nursing, speech therapy, social work, child welfare, play therapy, the leisure industry, child law, and childhood research.

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A level : C

3 A Levels grade C or equivalent


University information

Coleg Cambria

  • Campus address

    Coleg Cambria, Kelsterton Road, Connah's Quay, Connah's Quay, Flintshire, CH5 4BR, Wales

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