Want to understand what makes young people tick and how to use this knowledge to make a positive difference to their lives?
On this BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies with Psychology degree course, you’ll unpack the issues facing people aged 8-25 and combine it with the study of psychology. You'll broaden your understanding of child development, setting you up for a rewarding career in fields such as youth work, health care and teaching.
What you'll experience
On this degree course, you'll:
- Develop your knowledge of young people’s behaviour and responses
- Be taught by lecturers who bring years of experience in the field and have links to a network of employers
- Develop relationships with future employers through a programme of events and talks from guest speakers
- Choose whether to do a dissertation or a practical research project in your final year
- Practise professional meetings in our Family Assessment Room, where you'll learn how parents and children feel during family meetings, and explore your responsibilities as a practitioner.
Work experience and career planning
To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service will help you find relevant work experience during your course.
We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies.
What you'll study
Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.
In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.
Work Placement Year - 120 credits
With support, you'll identify and arrange a placement opportunity with an appropriate company or organisation.
Teaching methods on this course include:
- group-based activities
- individual and group presentations
- project work
How you're assessed
You’ll be assessed through:
- group and individual presentations and projects
- a dissertation
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.
You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:
- Year 1 students: 17% by written exams, 7% by practical exams and 76% by coursework
- Year 2 students: 17% by written exams, 5% by practical exams and 78% by coursework
- Year 3 students: 33% by written exams and 67% by coursework
Careers and opportunities
After the course, you can take your expert skills and knowledge into a rewarding career working with young people and children.
Areas you can work in include:
- youth work
- social work
- educational welfare
- health promotion
With this degree you can also go on to study at postgraduate level in areas such as teaching or psychology.
Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You'll get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.