What makes young people tick? What shapes and influences children’s development? How can the adults who work with children support them more effectively? You’ll learn about child development and psychology, international childhoods and research with children – spanning the entire age range from early years to youth.
This degree 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:
A degree in childhood and youth studies gives you skills and knowledge relevant to many careers in childcare, health, education, working with families, playwork, or working with young people. It will develop your understanding of practices and policies that affect children, and introduce you to many new aspects of the subject – helping you make informed choices about future career paths. This degree is not a professional qualification*, so many of our graduates choose to undertake postgraduate training before progressing to employment in specialist fields such as:
The education sector in particular provides increasing opportunities for teaching and non-teaching staff in schools, further and higher education and non-school settings.
This degree will develop your research skills if you want to go on to further study.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Time limit – 16 years
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.
However, two of the Stage 1 option modules do have requirements:
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Students living outside the UK aren’t normally eligible for a tuition fee loan. We suggest checking with your national government or education authority for advice on funding.
There are a number of scholarship opportunities listed on the Scholarship Portal website.
The site features over 1,000 scholarships listed by country, ranging from the Amelia Earhart Fellowship for Women in Science and Engineering, to a Young Horticulturalist of the Year Award.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.