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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Headingley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

If you want to work with or for the benefit of children, it is vital that you gain a true understanding of the issues affecting them. On this course, you will gain a whole-child perspective, from pre-birth to early adulthood. You will gain practical experience through a placement of your choice, such as in a school, nursery, children's charity, youth club or similar setting. You will develop a deep understanding of influences upon children and social rights issues, giving you the platform required to enter any career involving children, from teaching through to community development work.Childhood and children's lives are considered from different perspectives. The experiences of children in different contexts, both national and global, are examined. Our staff come from a variety of professional backgrounds, adding depth and breadth to your course and you are encouraged to work together with fellow students to explore questions and issues. Our course is structured around four strands:- The Sociology & Social Policy strand looks at the relationship between the child, family, community and state. - The Psychology & Development strand investigates the various influences upon child development.- The Contemporary Debates in Childhood strand explores current issues relevant to children and childhood, including children's rights, childhood research, and moral dilemmas. - The Critical Reflection strand assists you in monitoring and recording your growing expertise to honours graduate level, and planning a career pathway. **PLACEMENTS**During your second year, you will gain practical work experience through a 90-hour work placement which can take place in settings such as schools, youth clubs or children's charities in the UK or overseas. You are encouraged to challenge yourself and undertake a placement in an area you have little experience of so you can increase your understanding of children's issues.**SCHOOL PRACTICE COLLECTION**Our School Practice Collection offers a wide range of journals, electronic resources and equipment selected specifically to help you prepare for your teaching practice.**TEACHING AND LEARNING**We regularly review our courses to ensure we are offering you the best educational experience. This course is currently being reviewed for 2019 entry. The full confirmed details of the course as it will be offered for 2019/20 will be published from August 2018.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 10,500per year

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

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 104

A minimum of 64 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.


University information

Leeds Beckett University

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  • Campus address

    Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Leeds, Leeds, LS1 3HE, England

Leeds Beckett is a global university, with an alumni community based in more than 150 countries around the world.
Leeds Beckett degrees are available to study in-country in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal and Singapore.
In-country staff provide application support and advice in Bahrain, China, India, Nigeria, Qatar and Vietnam.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    73rd out of 81 4

    66th out of 83 9

    80th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    110 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    110 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    96 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%



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