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Children, Young People and Society with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

York St John University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The BA (Hons) programmes with Foundation Year are open to a wide range of students who do not yet have the qualifications to apply for an undergraduate degree programme. Successful completion of the Foundation Year will allow progression onto our Children, Young People and Society course:If you want to work with children, young people and families in social care or a related setting then this is the degree for you. Studying this subject means engaging with some challenging issues, and if you are serious about making a real difference in people’s lives, you will find it extremely rewarding.Guided by principles of equality, inclusion and social justice, you will consider how best to support young people, families and the communities around them. We keep our course relevant and meaningful by engaging with many of the issues and barriers affecting children and young people today. This might include discussions about mental health, abuse, social mobility, injustice, and issues of diversity and difference. You will consider the barriers affecting individual development, the wider societal issues that surround them and the ways we can support them.You will benefit from studying alongside students on related courses. Together you will learn about:How children and young people developChild protection and safeguarding requirementsHow specific groups of learners may be labelled and stereotyped, leading to marginalisation and exclusionMental health in children and young peopleThe impact of disability, socio-economic status, trauma and abuse on development and education.The specialist knowledge you will gain by choosing this course includes:Exploring the nature of childhood and the social structures influencing it including the family, the state and schoolEvaluating strategies to support families and reflect on the importance of working in partnership with parents.Challenging assumptions and misconceptions about young people and technologyConsidering the effectiveness of state interventions in the lives of children, young people and families.You will also gain valuable practical experience, carrying out 105 hours of work experience through your placement module

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,750per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 48


University information

York St John University

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  • Campus address

    York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, York, YO31 7EX, England

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