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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

    20-SEP-21

  • 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 could be ideal if you’re looking to start a career in teaching, early years, social care or child and youth policy work. 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. * The course will also help you build up transferable skills that employers are looking for, developing you as a critical thinker and helping you to understand and challenge current approaches and policy. * While you’re here, you’ll be able to take a work placement of approximately 120 hours in your second year. It could be the ideal way to develop the skills that employers are looking for and gain useful contacts in the industry. * The course received over 91% 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

15 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

    25th out of 81 5

    31st out of 83 2

    53rd out of 102 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    118 59%

    47th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    23rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    15th

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    133 76%

    17th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    27th

    31
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    110 55%

    71st

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

    94th

    70

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