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Childhood and Youth BA (Hons)

Develop your knowledge and understanding of the lives and experiences of children, young people and their families through academic study and work-based learning.

Children and young people’s services are going through a transformation. The Government agenda has seen the need for a more integrated and responsive service that includes emotional and mental health support for children and young people, extended and out-of-school care, play work, behaviour support and youth justice.

This course produces graduates who can address these gaps and improve the services available to children, young people, their families and the wider community. Our staff are experienced in the fields of health, law, education, business and social care. External practitioners and experts provide specialist sessions as well, so your studies cover the whole spectrum of working with children and young people.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an international student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply - international students page.

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L590 (L591 with Foundation Framework)
BA/CY (BA/CYFY with Foundation Framework)
Waterside Campus
Three years full-time; four years full-time with Foundation Framework. Part-time available.

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer is around 96-104 UCAS points, grades CCC at A level, or MMM at BTEC. Applicants are also normally expected to hold English and Mathematics equivalent to a GCSE grade C/4.

Foundation Study Framework entry requirements: Admission to the foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications, or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study. 

You will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and asked to demonstrate your commitment to working with children and young people, through voluntary work or similar.

We welcome international applications and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

English Language requirements: All international and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level. For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.