This degree is for those who work or intend to work with children and young people, or for those with more general interests in the interdisciplinary field of childhood and youth studies. You’ll develop a broad understanding of childhood and its social and cultural context. You can take a range of pathways through the degree, according to your interests and plans for the future. Some pathways are more suited to specific areas of policy and practice with children and young people. Others offer a broad academic study of the issues related to children’s development and well-being.
There are two compulsory modules. Childhood (E212), covers ages from birth to 18, and addresses such key issues as children’s rights, and their roles in shaping their own childhood. Research with children and young people (EK310) is a project-based module, which allows you to develop both your research skills and examine the research process.