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UCAS CODE: X300

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Children are at the forefront of policy and debate in our society. Headlines about children’s rights, the health and development of young people and how to protect the younger generation can often be found in the news. This course helps you understand the issues and gain some crucial insights into what shapes children’s lives from birth to age 19. We believe it’s not enough to study the issues affecting children, you also need to understand them from their perspective. Why Childhood Studies? * The course will set you up to start a career relating to children, young people and families. Our students go on to careers in teaching, early years, social care, child and youth policy work and more. There are also plenty of other occupations relating to children, young people and families, and our Childhood Studies course is designed to help you take the first step towards your career. * We’ll give you the chance to explore the nature of childhood and youth in contemporary society. The course will examine relevant social theory and research, and draw on current policy and practices out there in the real world. You’ll be able to bring your own experience to bear on the course too. Along the way you’ll look at childhood through the perspectives of psychology, sociology, philosophy and educational theories. You’ll also have opportunities to study health, wellbeing and development, social policy, how to protect vulnerable children and young people, youth identities and cultures, and children’s rights. * We'll help you build up transferable skills that employers are looking for, as well as helping you to understand and challenge current approaches and policy. While you’re here, you’ll take a work placement of approximately 120 hours in your second year. * The course scored 93% for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020. Additional costs:Your placements could be in Huddersfield or surrounding areas, so please consider any travelling costs you may incur. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required to enable you to undertake placements in settings with children. We arrange this as part of the application process. Please note that there may be a charge for the DBS check.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 15,000per 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 Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 84 25

    21st out of 79 10

    16th out of 38

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    116 56%

    49th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%

    48th

    25
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    41st

    26
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    136 79%

    19th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    43rd

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    14th

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 162
    127 78%

    8th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    30.0 30%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    16th

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