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Childhood and Youth Studies with Criminology BA (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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UCAS CODE: L5L3

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Our experiences in childhood and adolescence can have a huge influence on the choices we make and how society sees us.On this Childhood and Youth Studies with Criminology degree, you'll explore the issues affecting children and young people aged 8–18, and the role of the criminal justice system and the causes of crime – as well as how these subject areas interconnect.Learning from academic researchers and staff with experience as practitioners in the field, you'll focus on young people’s development, learning and relationships, and delve into the complex policies, practices and societal pressures that impact them.You'll gain the skills and knowledge for a rewarding career working with children and young people in a variety of settings, including youth intervention, youth justice and social work.- Spend two-thirds of your time at the School of Education and Sociology, examining topics around child development, education, psychology, health and social work- Spend your remaining time studying at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, learning about crime, punishment and rehabilitation- Practise real-world scenarios in our Family Assessment Room, where you'll examine how parents and children feel during family meetings, and explore your responsibilities as a practitioner- Tailor your studies to your career goals and interests, and have the option to complete pre-entry qualifications for a career in probation work or community justice- Enrich your learning and build relationships with potential employers by volunteering, studying abroad or doing a work placement alongside your studies- Develop a set of key transferable life and career skills, including critical thinking, team working, empathy and problem solving**Careers and opportunities**Understanding the factors that shape the early years helps us support young people as they move through life, especially at times of difficulty.With its two distinct yet interrelated subject areas, this Childhood and Youth Studies with Criminology degree will prepare you for a range of careers working on behalf of children and young people.You'll graduate with the knowledge and insight to advocate for young people's futures in relation to the challenges they face, including those connected to crime and the law.There's significant demand for graduates who have the expert skills and knowledge to work with young people and children in the community in this way, particularly since the pandemic and its impact on education.**What can you do with a childhood and youth studies with criminology degree?**After the course, you could work in areas such as:- youth work- law enforcement and the police- social work- social justice- children's rights- social policy- probation - educational welfare- health promotion- teaching**Placement year and work experience**After your second year, you can do a paid placement year in a youth work setting. You'll have the opportunity to make a positive difference to young people while applying your knowledge and boosting your employability.Previous students have put their skills to work at organisations such as:- Portsmouth in the Community (PitC)- KidsOut- Victim SupportWe’ll help you secure a placement that fits your ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support to get the most out of your placement year. This course also allows you to take the Learning From Experience (LiFE) option. This means you can earn credits towards your degree for work, volunteer and research placements that you do alongside your study.We can also help you identify additional work experience, internship and voluntary opportunities that complement your studies.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    79th out of 90 2

    42nd out of 105 3

    14th out of 49

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    115 54%

    70th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    47.0 47%

    76th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.55 71%

    83rd

    24
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    122 57%

    42nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%

    49th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    62nd

    43
  • Entry standards

    / Max 162
    116 72%

    23rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    20th

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