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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

Childhood Studies

Course in clearing
Full-time Childhood studies

Explore many and varied aspects of childhood and adolescence and gain experience working with children, young people and the professionals supporting their development.


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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2020. Call us now on 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? X370
When do I start? September 2020

Important notice

We are planning a mixture of face-to-face teaching and online learning for the 2020/21 academic year to ensure a safe learning environment for all our students. Read more about studying at Hallam this September.

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Course summary

  • Select modules that reflect your interests and career aims.
  • Complete placements in settings with children and young people every year of the course.
  • Be taught by tutors who have expertise in social work, health care, teaching, playwork and psychology.

This course introduces you to contemporary research in childhood and youth, which explores diverse aspects of children and young people's lives and considers their position in the family, their community and society more broadly. Key areas of study include children and young people's wellbeing, the experience of difference, health and wellbeing, safeguarding, psychological development, education, families, relationships with peers and community participation.

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Watch student Rhiannon Goodeve talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Dr Janice Haigh about this course.

The teaching on this course demonstrates an emphasis on experiential learning and real life problem-solving which will help in making the links between academic study and future employment.

You learn through

  • self-managed learning tasks
  • group work learning tasks
  • lectures and mini-lectures within seminars
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • placement tasks and reflections
  • student colleagues feedback and evaluation of individual and joint tasks
  • work placements

Course leaders and tutors

Janice Haigh
Janice Haigh
Senior Lecturer and Course Leader

My main interests are in adolescent development, adolescent mental health and well-being and supporting children and young people experiencing loss.

Applied learning

Work placements

A variety of experience helps you to understand children and young people in different contexts, and allows you to explore different places you might want to work in.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • education
  • teaching
  • social work
  • working with children, young people and families
  • youth work
  • health-related careers

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in

  • primary schools
  • special schools
  • school pastoral care management
  • colleges and universities
  • local councils
  • community sports centres
  • hospitals
  • community centres
  • community organisations
  • third sector
  • children's charities
  • nurseries and pre-schools

All students gaining an Honours degree are guaranteed an interview for a Hallam PGCE course subject to terms and conditions*.

*Candidates for PGCE courses will require GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics and science, or equivalent and usually a 2.2 degree or above. Candidates will also need to successfully complete the Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the DfE.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with a minimum score of 6.0 in writing, and a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Child Focussed Curriculum Credits: 20
Module: Child Public Health Credits: 20
Module: Early Experiences And The Developing Brain Credits: 20
Module: Researching Childhood Credits: 20
Module: The Story Of Childhood And Adolescence Credits: 20
Module: The Value Of Play Credits: 20

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Children And Young People's Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Developing Your Personal And Professional Identity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Safeguarding And Promoting Wellbeing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Undertaking Research Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Childhood And Loss Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Children And Young People With Medical Needs Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Exploring Second Language Learning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Forest Schools Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundation Studies In Tesol Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: School And The Curriculum Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Working With Emotional Intelligence Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Working With Multi-Lingual Children Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Digital Childhoods Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Improving Children And Young Peoples Health Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Rights, Participation And Social Justice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Autism: Challenging Ideas Of Challenging Behaviour Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tesol Classroom Teaching And Reflection Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Therapeutic Approaches With Children And Young People Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Understanding Looked After Children Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Childhood studies courses (PDF)

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