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This BA Childhood Studies (Hons) from Teesside University has been specifically designed to provide a top-up degree that provides a direct route to graduate status for those wishing to progress their career within the Children’s Workforce.

Overview

This BA Childhood Studies (Hons) from Teesside University presents the opportunity for you to engage with multiple perspectives on childhood, and promotes the critical application of theory to practice with children and families. Integral to the degree is the holistic knowledge and understanding of the ecology of child development in the context of the family, community and wider socio-political contexts.

The course modules build on the knowledge and skills gained during previous level 5 study. The module content enables you to critically explore wider debates associated with the children’s workforce. For example the Ethical Practice for Working with Children module will debate ethical issues associated with safeguarding children, confidentiality and professional boundaries. 

This online learning course is delivered over three semesters. This takes into consideration the demands of online learning and full time employment, and allows additional time for you to successfully complete your dissertation. You progress through the course one module at a time, which enables you to receive feedback on submitted assignments and gain feedforward in order to progress your academic writing further. 

It also minimises unnecessary assignment bunching and enables both you and your tutors to monitor your progress throughout the course.

Career

The BA (Hons) Childhood Studies Top Up (Online) is designed to respond to the demand for a top-up degree that provides a direct route to graduate status for those wishing to progress their career within the Children’s Workforce. 

The modules enable you to engage with multiple perspectives on childhood, promote the critical application of theory to practice with children and families, and encourage you to become reflective and reflexive practitioners able to respond to the dynamic nature of the sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Entry point 1 - 20 January 
    • Entry point 2 - 18 May 
    • Entry point 3  - 28 September
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Childhood Studies Dissertation
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Childhood
  • Ethical Practice for Working with Children
  • Global Childhoods
  • Researching Childhoods

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a full and relevant level 5 qualification in childhood studies or related subject. This could be a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma 
  • Applications are welcomed from those with non-standard qualifications and/or significant work experience. Applications from those with non-standard qualifications /experience will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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