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York St John University

Children, Young People and Society

UCAS Code: L541

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

three GCSE's at Grade C/Grade 4 or above (or equivalent), including English Language.

UCAS Tariff

96-112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Childhood and youth studies

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 develop
Child protection and safeguarding requirements
How specific groups of learners may be labelled and stereotyped, leading to marginalisation and exclusion
Mental health in children and young people
The 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 school
Evaluating strategies to support families and reflect on the importance of working in partnership with parents.
Challenging assumptions and misconceptions about young people and technology
Considering 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

Modules

Modules may include: Level 1: Risk, Trust & Safeguarding; Nature & Role of the Family; Childhood & Youth Development. Level 2: Volunteering and the Role of the Third Sector; Equality & Social Justice; Transitions: Key moments of Change. Level 3: Crime, Deviance & Youth Justice; Gender & Sexualisation; Whose Values? Whose Voice?

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

York St John University

Department:

Children, Young People and Education

TEF rating:
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What students say


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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
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)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Childhood and youth studies

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.

£16,654
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
52%
med
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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