Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Childhood Studies

Study the issues affecting children, including health, play, social influences and rights, and develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need to work with and for their benefit.

Childhood Studies

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    X370
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    19 Sep 2022

Prepare for a career that benefits children by gaining a true understanding of the issues affecting them.

As part of this course you’ll:

  • Gain a whole-child perspective, from pre-birth to early adulthood
  • Prepare for a career involving children, from teaching through to community development work
  • Experience professional project work through innovative, child-focused placements, such as working with a children's charity, educational organisation, national company, a children's business or in a relevant community setting
  • Develop a deep understanding of influences upon children and social rights issues
  • Consider childhood and children's lives from different perspectives
  • Examine the experiences of children in different contexts, both national and global

Our staff come from a variety of professional backgrounds, adding depth and breadth to your course and you’ll be encouraged to work together with fellow students to explore questions and issues. A vocational experience in year two will help you focus on your intended career destination.

This course is structured around four strands:

  • The Sociology & Social Policy strand looks at the relationship between the child, family, community and state
  • The Psychology & Development strand investigates the various influences upon child development
  • The Contemporary Debates in Childhood strand explores current issues relevant to children and childhood, including children's rights, childhood research, and moral dilemmas
  • The Critical Reflection strand assists you in monitoring and recording your growing expertise to honours graduate level and planning a career pathway

Why study Childhood Studies at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Real-life projects
  2. Practice based learning
  3. Dedicated in-school student advice/coaching service
  4. Guest lectures delivered by industry professionals
  5. Placement opportunities
  6. Dedicated pastoral care team

BA (Hons) Childhood Studies BA (Hons) Childhood Studies student Anna talks about her experiences of studying at Leeds Beckett.

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