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York St John University

Children, Young People and Families and Education Studies with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: LXM4

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

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Childhood and youth studies

This route offers you a four year (full-time) degree course, which will include opportunities for you to engage with the subject area of your choice, to select from a range of subjects to broaden your knowledge and understanding, and will provide structured study skills support as you build your confidence to study at degree level. You will be taught alongside other students studying the Foundation Year from Social Sciences, Languages & Linguistics, Education, Religion & Philosophy and Media.

The Foundation Year is delivered across three 10 week terms. Where possible we focus teaching on a single day, to permit flexibility, and give you plenty of time to engage in other supported learning activities and enjoy the range of resources and activities available to you. Levels 1-3 are timetabled across the full week and run across two semesters.

You will have the opportunity to explore a variety of academic disciplines, encountering a wide range of subjects and ideas. You will engage in a range of teaching and learning activities, including lectures, seminars, group work, workshops and online learning.

Passing your first year guarantees progression onto any of our undergraduate degrees offered with an integrated Foundation Year.

The degree is challenging and intellectually stimulating as well as enabling students to be critical and reflective on their own understandings of childhood, youth and the family. It is through encouraging students to reflect on their own and others values, beliefs and perceptions that allows them to have a much better understanding of wider societal issues that affect children, young people and families, thus contributing to their personal transformation not only as learners, but as future forward-thinking and autonomous professionals. The wider workforce needs professionals who have a sound understanding of what constitutes childhood and youth today, how they develop as well as how to meet the wide-ranging needs of children, young people and families in order to address any problems that may arise in their day-to-day lives. The programme aims to provide a rigorous academic grounding in children, young people and families, provide progression routes into a wide range of careers and prepare you for the rapidly changing contexts of policy and practice in education, social policy, health and welfare. Along with this, There is recognition that education is not confined to schools. Learning is to be found in a wide range of settings and institutions, such as the family, communities and the workplace. This idea will permeate your studies. Central to this programme is the examination of the idea that learning can take place in many different locations and many of these will be examined and evaluated.Through the study of education, in its many guises, we will ask questions and seek answers. Our first question might be ‘What is education?’ Think for a second about this. What comes into your head? What does it mean to be educated? What would an educated person look like? Or act like? What does it mean when we say that we have had a good education? The Children, Young People & Families and Education Studies programme will help you to discover the answers to these and other questions.

Modules

Eboracum: York, Space and Place
Argufying: Rhetoric, Reason and Reflection
Being Human 1: Structure, Agency and Identity
Being Human 2: Culture, Truth and Myth
Freedom and Justice
Imagining the Future: Environment, Apocalypse and the Digital Revolution

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Course location:

York St John University

Department:

Children, Young People and Education

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

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UK students
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International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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Childhood and youth studies

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Average annual salary
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Employed or in further education
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Childcare and related personal services
24%
Teaching and educational professionals
12%
Customer service occupations

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