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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

Childhood Studies

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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What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 104 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? X370
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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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.

Student View

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

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

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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Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 104

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

  • BCC at A Level.
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4
  • Mathematics at grade C or 4

We may accept GCSE equivalents

• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

• Grade B from CACHE Diploma Level 3, for example in Childcare and Education or Health and Social Care.

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

It would support your application if you have had experience of working/supporting children in school or informal settings on a paid or voluntary basis, however this is not essential

Download our application experience guidelines for more information about experience requirements. This document includes important information about your application. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being unsuccessful.

As you will work with children, you must complete a declaration of criminal convictions form. If successful in applying, a Disclosure and Barring Services (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau) check is required.

We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice.

Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.

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

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.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Child Public Health Credits: 20
Module: Early Experiences And The Developing Brain Credits: 20
Module: Researching Childhood Credits: 20
Module: Sociology Of 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
Module: Childrens Spaces And Places Credits: 20
Module: Developing A Professional Identity Credits: 20
Module: Psychological Development 4-18 Credits: 20
Module: Undertaking Research Credits: 20
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Childhood And Loss Credits: 20
Module: Children And Young People With Medical Needs Credits: 20
Module: Forest Schools Credits: 20
Module: School And The Curriculum Credits: 20
Module: Working With Emotional Intelligence Credits: 20
Module: Working With Multi-Lingual Children Credits: 20

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Digital Childhoods Credits: 20
Module: Improving Children And Young Peoples Health Credits: 20
Module: Research Project Credits: 40
Module: Rights, Participation And Social Justice Credits: 20
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Therapeutic Approaches With Children And Young People Credits: 20
Module: Understanding Looked After Children Credits: 20

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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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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