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Childhood and Youth Studies 

The Open University UK

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24 months
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6192 GBP/year
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About

Join this Childhood and Youth Studies diploma from The Open University UK and develop your understanding of the factors influencing and issues facing children and young people in a range of social and cultural contexts

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Overview

This engaging and wide-ranging interdisciplinary Childhood and Youth Studies diploma from The Open University UK is for anyone working with children and young people or with a general interest in the field. You’ll investigate policies, practices and issues affecting the lives of children and young people across a range of settings – developing your knowledge, your analytical skills and improving your practice.

Key features of the course

  • Spans the entire childhood age range from early years to youth
  • Topics include child development and psychology, international childhoods, research with children, and children’s literature
  • Explore children and young people’s lives from different perspectives alongside students studying and working in different settings
  • Relevant to a wide range of careers in childcare, education, health and social care

Skills for career development

This diploma provides an effective foundation for a wide choice of career paths. It emphasises independent thinking, develops analytical and communication skills and will help you become a clear and confident writer – all attributes that are highly valued by employers. Specific skills you’ll develop include:

  • analysing, critically evaluating and effectively communicating information to others
  • competence in team and project work, supporting and/or supervising others
  • organising, synthesising and questioning opinions and arguments
  • evaluating the appropriateness of different approaches to problem-solving
  • managing and organising time, resources and information to support decision-making
  • reflecting on your own learning and performance and taking steps to improve it
  • using ICT effectively and being able to interpret data.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Making a difference: working with children and young people 
  • Exploring perspectives on young children's lives and learning
  • Investigating psychology
  • Learning and teaching in the primary years 
  • Exploring childhood and youth
  • Psychology of childhood and youth

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5
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Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.

However, two of the Stage 1 option modules do have requirements:

  • Learning and teaching in the primary years – you’ll need to observe practice in a formal educational setting for children aged 3–12
  • Exploring perspectives on young children’s lives and learning – you’ll need practice experience in a setting for children aged 0–7

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

At current prices, the total cost of your qualification would be £12,384

Funding

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