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Leeds Beckett University

Childhood Studies

UCAS Code: X370

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

UCAS Tariff

104

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Childhood studies

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.

Modules


  • Year 1 Core Modules:

    • Diverse Childhoods

    • The Childhood Specialist Student

    • Introduction to Psychology & Development

    • Children's Rights & Entitlements

    • The Sociology of Childhood



  • Year 2 Core Modules:

    • Social Inequality & Social Policy

    • The Childhood Specialist Professional

    • Philosophy & Childhood

    • Researching Childhood

    • In addition choose from a list of Year 2 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.



  • Year 3 Core Modules:

    • The Childhood Specialist Graduate

    • Major Independent Study

    • In addition choose from a list of Year 3 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.



Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Headingley Campus1

Department:

Education and Childhood

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Childhood studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Childhood and youth studies

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
7%
Male students
93%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Health and social care

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
25%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Welfare professionals
16%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
16%
Childcare and related personal services

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