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Childhood and Youth Studies (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

University of Winchester

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UCAS CODE: L59X

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

- Join our top 10 course in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2019)- Learn to link theory and policy with practice, making you more attractive to employers- Gain real insight and learning from experienced tutors and highly-respected practitioners- Pursue a rewarding career path where you can make an real impact- Childhood Studies and Youth Studies achieved 93% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2019 National Student SurveyOur broad focused BA in Childhood and Youth Studies is a highly-rewarding course. It prepares you to have a positive impact on the learning, development, health and wellbeing of children and their families across all sectors.The programme has children and young people at its centre and draws on expertise from a wide range of relevant disciplines including education, health, sociology, psychology, criminology and social care.You develop a holistic understanding of the knowledge and skills needed for multidisciplinary and team working alongside children in a range of communities and work settings. These include children’s centres, schools, youth clubs and special needs schemes. This enables you to link theory and policy with practice, which ultimately increases your employability. In fact, our course was developed to meet the growing demand for well-qualified specialists to work in education, criminology, healthcare, safeguarding, youth and community work.We provide outstanding knowledge and skills development for those who wish to work in this stimulating field. The programme is taught by an experienced and enthusiastic team of tutors with extensive professional expertise in disabilities, community development, social work and more. Recent students have praised staff for their abilities to explain subjects clearly and make them interesting as well as being available for advice and support. In addition, you learn from highly-respected practitioners.The Foundation Year (first year of study) gives you the chance to commence your studies with us if you have not quite achieved the entry qualifications required or if you feel you would benefit from the opportunity to develop your study skills and subject knowledge prior to embarking on your degree. Through a range of engaging, small-group lessons and practical placements, you will be equipped with the academic, professional and personal skills to help you succeed at university. Modules will cover broad topics as well as an introduction to your chosen subject area. You will also have the opportunity to study alongside students undertaking a range of degree programmes.In Year 1 (second year of study), you study child development, contrasting formal and informal learning, inequalities, health promotion and community development.In Years 2 (third year of study) and 3 (fourth year of study), this flexible degree enables you to explore particular age groups or specialisms such as education or health and the effects these may have on children’s development. Mandatory modules include: Emotional Health and Wellbeing, Researching Children, Working to Safeguard Children and Young People Rewilding Childhood in a Digital Age. A good range of optional modules include: Early Years Curriculum, Children and Young People’s Mental Health, Sexual Health and Wellbeing, Substance Use and Misuse, Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE, Young People and Crime and Working with Young People.Our graduates develop excellent communication, negotiation and leadership skills and enter careers in a diverse range of exciting sectors. These include charities and voluntary organisations, community work, education, health services, leisure and arts projects, policing and children’s services.

Application deadline

15 January

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 48

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language

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University information

University of Winchester

  • University League Table

    106th

  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 84 9

    25th out of 38

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    119 58%

    45th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    20th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    13th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 162
    126 78%

    10th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    11th

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