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Sheffield Hallam University

Childhood Studies

UCAS Code: X370

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


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

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4 Mathematics at grade C or 4 We may accept GCSE equivalents

UCAS Tariff

104

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies. For example: BCC at A Level. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels and EPQ.

90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Childhood studies

**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.

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
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. You can also apply to take a short international placement, working abroad with one of our partner institutions. We currently have arrangements with universities in Germany and Spain.

Modules

**Year 1**
**Compulsory modules**
Child Public Health - 20 credits
Reading For A Degree - 20 credits
Researching Childhood - 20 credits
The Story Of Childhood And Adolescence - 20 credits
The Value Of Play - 20 credits
Unique And Diverse Experiences - 20 credits
**Year 2**
**Compulsory modules**
Child And Adolescent Development- 20 credits
Navigating The Workplace -20 credits
Spaces And Places -20 credits
Undertaking Research -20 credits
**Elective modules**
Childhood And Loss -20 credits
Children And Young People With Medical Needs - 20 credits
Children's Insider Perspectives Of Disability -20 credits
Forest Schools - 20 credits
Inspiring And Engaging Children Through The School Curriculum - 20 credits
The Dilemma That Is Inclusion - 20 credits
Working With Emotional Intelligence - 20 credits
Working With Multilingual Children - 20 credits
**Final year**
**Compulsory modules**
Digital Childhoods - 20 credits
Participation And Rights - 20 credits
Promoting Positive Childhoods - 20 credits
Research Project - 40 credits

Assessment methods

• Coursework

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

TEF rating:

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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D
C

After graduation


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£24,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Welfare professionals
20%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
9%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
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