BA (Hons) - Childhood Studies

Course overview

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Qualification Bachelor's Degree
Study mode Full-time
Duration 3 years
Intakes September
Tuition (Local students) $ 35,201
Tuition (Foreign students) $ 45,666
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Fees

Tuition

$ 35,201
Local students
$ 45,666
Foreign students

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Entry Requirements

General Requirements:

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 280 points required. (Minimum 200 from 2 A Levels or equivalent excluding General Studies).
  • GCSEs: English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language and Maths equivalents, if required, must be achieved from additional units.
  • Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level. 
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 
  • Personal Statement: You must also provide evidence of interest in and involvement with children. Applications from people already working with children are particularly welcome. Mature applicants need to show evidence of previous study at an appropriate level.
  • Selection Criteria: Due to the popularity of this course, we may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
  • International Baccalaureate: 25 Points

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification.

Curriculum

Year 1

  • Perspectives on Childhood
  • Introduction to Sociology for Childhood and Young People
  • Introduction to Psychology for Childhood
  • Children and Young People's Rights and Entitlements
  • Introduction to Social Policy for Childhood and Youth
  • Development and Childhood

Year 2

  • The Social Divisions of Childhood and Youth
  • Working with Children and Young People 
  • Introduction to Research
  • Philosophy and Childhood

Options:

  • Perspectives on Primary Teaching
  • Perspectives on Social Work
  • Issues in Early Childhood
  • Visual and Literary Perspectives on Childhood
  • Language and Communication

Year 3

  • Childhood: The Politics of Policy
  • Multi-agency Practice for Children
  • Major Independent Study

Options:

  • Autism: The Needs of Children and Families
  • Children, Crime and Social Justice
  • Disability and Special Needs
  • Men and Early Childhood
  • Health Promotion for Children and Families
  • Perspectives on Play
  • Children and Young People as Consumers
  • Child and Family Therapies
  • Museums for Children: Play and Learning in a Museum

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