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Childhood and Youth Studies with Psychology

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,C

We also accept other combinations equivalent to 112-128 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels.

112-128 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.

Cambridge Pre-U score of 46-52.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25-26

25-26 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4-H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM-DMM

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDM-DMM

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM-DMM

112-128 Tariff points.

T Level

M

UCAS Tariff

112-128

112-128 points

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Educational psychology

Childhood and youth studies

**Overview**

Want to understand what makes young people tick and how to use this knowledge to make a positive difference to their lives?

On this BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies with Psychology degree course, you’ll unpack the issues facing people aged 8-25 and combine it with the study of psychology. You'll broaden your understanding of child development, setting you up for a rewarding career in fields such as youth work, health care and teaching.

90% Graduates in work or further study (HESA, 2019)

**What you'll experience**

On this degree course, you'll:

- Develop your knowledge of young people’s behaviour and responses

- Be taught by lecturers who bring years of experience in the field and have links to a network of employers

- Develop relationships with future employers through a programme of events and talks from guest speakers

- Choose whether to do a dissertation or a practical research project in your final year

- Practise professional meetings in our Family Assessment Room, where you'll learn how parents and children feel during family meetings, and explore your responsibilities as a practitioner.

**Careers and opportunities**

After the course, you can take your expert skills and knowledge into a rewarding career working with young people and children.

What can you do with a Childhood and Youth Studies with Psychology degree?

Areas you can work in include:

- youth work

- social work

- educational welfare

- health promotion

With this degree you can also go on to study at postgraduate level in areas such as teaching or psychology.

Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You'll get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules in this year include:
- Becoming a Researcher
- Child and Youth Development
- Enrichment
- Health & Well Being of the Child and Young Person.
- Introduction to Social Psychology
- Understanding Childhoods

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2
Core modules in this year include:
- Children’s Social Minds
- Enrichment
- Professional Practice with Children and Young People
- Psychological Science
- Research with Children and Young People
- Youth Culture

Optional modules in this year currently include:
- Development of Learning
- Digital Natives
- Global Childhoods
- Modern Foreign Language
- Understanding Personal Life

Placement year (optional):
On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Year 3
Core modules in this year include:
- Dissertation / Major Project (Education)
- Enrichment (L6)
- Psychology in the Community

Optional modules in this year currently include:
- Behaviour Matters
- Children and Young People with Severe Learning Difficulties
- Families in Need
- Going Outside: Pedagogies for Outdoor Learning
- Introduction to Teaching
- Issues Relating to Children and Young People's Mental Health
- Psychology in Practice
- Working with Looked After Children
- Young People’s Relationships and Aspirations

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed through:

essays
group and individual presentations and projects
exams
a dissertation
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

Year 1 students: 17% by written exams, 7% by practical exams and 76% by coursework
Year 2 students: 17% by written exams, 5% by practical exams and 78% by coursework
Year 3 students: 33% by written exams and 67% by coursework

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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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.

87%
high
Educational psychology
87%
med
Childhood and youth 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.

Developmental psychology

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
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

74%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
72%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

Childhood and youth studies

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

79%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Psychology

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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
60%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Teaching and educational professionals

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.

£27,500
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

68%
Welfare professionals
16%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
5%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Health and social care

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£30k

£30k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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