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Child and Adolescent Studies BA (Hons)

University of Bedfordshire

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UCAS CODE: L550

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Luton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This course is aimed at those who wish to work with children, young people, families and communities in the contexts of education, social work and welfare and youth and community work. Explore child development, welfare and the right to equal access to services and life opportunities regardless of social difference, as you gain academic and practical knowledge of the needs of children, young people and families.

The course is aimed at equipping you to make a real difference and a positive impact in the lives of the groups identified. Teaching and learning on the course brings together practical experience, theory and research knowledge. The course will support you to develop the highest levels of professional competence and advocacy on behalf of children and young people in local, national and global contexts.

The course draws on world-leading research from the University Research Teams including research on child protection, contextual safeguarding and exploitation of children and young people. It also explores child development, child rights, lived experience, inclusion, poverty and the right to equal access to services and life opportunities regardless of social inequalities.

The course equips students for roles and career progression in education, social work and social welfare, family and youth and community work. Our graduates are equipped to understand and apply their knowledge of key theories, debates and the latest research to inform practice.

Our focus on employability throughout the degree course means that we support you in developing a portfolio of practical skills that will enhance your career prospects. Graduates from this course can move on to professional accreditation courses to become a teacher, a social worker or a JNC accredited youth worker or undertake further academic study at Masters level.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,650per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Bedfordshire

  • University League Table

    123rd

  • Campus address

    University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, Luton, LU1 3JU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 81 1

    27th out of 83 3

    50th out of 102 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    105 53%

    75th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    28th

    22
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    119 68%

    44th

    24
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    37th

    35
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    103 52%

    84th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    44th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    12th

    24

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