University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

Our childhood and youth studies degree will develop your understanding of the rights of children and young people and their status in society. You will learn to recognise how the experiences of childhood and youth are shaped by factors such as class, race, region and nationality.

Taught by experts in the field, this course uses sociology, psychology and history to explore childhood. You can also study and gain experience within social enterprise, a rapidly growing sector that uses commercial strategies to make a difference to the lives of children and young people.

Course Modules

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

History of Childhood and Youth (30 credits)

The Psychology of Childhood (30 credits)

Preparation for CYS: Scholarly and Academic Practice (30 credits)

Sociology of Childhood and Youth (30 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Personal and Professional Development (30 credits)

Representations of Childhood and Youth (30 credits)

Adversity, Diversity and Special Educational Needs (30 credits)

Social Policy and Politics (30 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Enquiry Project (30 credits)

Introduction to Child and Educational Psychology (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Critical Race Theory (30 credits)

Working with Children, Young People and Families (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Children and Young People in Art, Literature, Culture and Media (30 credits)

Global Childhoods, Young People and Social Justice (30 credits)

Start Date:

09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees