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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Social work
Student score
82% HIGH
% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points from 2 A levels (or their equivalent) We do not specify specific grades within our Admissions offer for A level learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

Scottish Highers
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You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points We do not specify specific grades in our Admissions offer for Scottish Higher learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

BTEC Diploma
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UCAS tariff points

The entry criteria at UCB can be met using different and multiple Level 3 qualifications. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Course Snapshot Our Childhood Studies degree, accredited by the University of Birmingham, will give you the academic knowledge to succeed in this constantly evolving and highly rewarding field of work. You will gain an in-depth understanding of children’s social, physical, emotional and intellectual needs – and lots of practical experience. Who’s the course for? This course is perfect for students seeking to go into a diverse sector where careers include working as a primary school teacher, a nursery owner or manager, a social worker, or specialising in working with children with learning difficulties. Why should I study the course? Childhood experiences shape our lives and you can play a key role in helping young people on a journey that can be challenging, surprising and enriching. Supported by our experts, you will get the opportunity to turn theory into practice during a variety of work placements, including nurseries, schools and special schools. Great. Tell me some more You will learn about the key characteristics of childhood and how to meet the needs of young children. This will include researching ways to help children develop and grow by creating new learning opportunities such as play-based learning. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the wider issues surrounding childhood development, such as social trends and the impact of legislation. With our help, you will be encouraged to develop a specialism that relates to your future career plan by choosing from a wide range of optional modules. For your final project, you can research a topic that is relevant to your personal interests or future employment. Do I need to buy any equipment? Students enrolling on these courses will be subject to screening (the procedure will be initiated by UCB). All students will be required to pay £44 for a DBS check in advance of enrolment. What skills will I gain? You will learn about the key characteristics of childhood, how to meet the developmental needs of young children and how to create new learning opportunities. You will develop skills for working with children and other professionals within the children’s workforce sector. You will also gain a comprehensive understanding of the wider strategic and philosophical issues and social trends in the childhood sector. What about the future? The course will give you the confidence and skills to move into a wide range of areas in the children’s workforce, where there is strong demand for trained staff with practical skills and relevant experience. Our graduates have gone on to work in child-related organisations in education, welfare, leisure, advocacy and counselling. Many go on to further study to become: Teachers Nursery owners/managers Social workers Counsellors


Year 1: Professional Practice in Childhood Studies, Academic Skills (SEHC), Introduction to Curriculum, Pioneers and Practice, Principles of Professional Practice and Employability and Working with Children 0-5. Year 2: Communication, Language and Literacy, Multi-agency Practice and Child Protection, and Research for Enquiry Early Years Pathway: Child Development and Creativity and Play Primary Pathway: Pedagogy and the Primary Curriculum and Learning and Development. One Option From: Children and Society, Children’s Health and Wellbeing, Behaviour and Individual Differences, Managing People, Developing Multimedia Learning Resources, Mathematics and Science in the Curriculum and Enterprise and Start-up Studies Year 3: Contemporary Issues in Social Context, Equity and Inclusive Practice, Professional Engagement or Research Project (SEHC). One Option From: New Media Literacies and Learning, History of Childhood, Enhancing Employability for Professional Practice, Understanding Management, Healthy Communities, Managing Mentoring or Philosophy of Education.

University College Birmingham

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University College Birmingham is a university college affiliated with the University of Birmingham, which awards all our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The university college specialises in the areas of hospitality and the culinary arts, hairdressing and beauty, tourism, business, marketing, accounting, sports management and more.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 82% HIGH
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Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


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Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
90% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
38% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
288 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
We're short of social workers - so if you want a degree that is in demand, then this could be the one for you! There's a shortage of social workers all over the UK, and graduates can specialise in specific fields such as mental health or children's social work. If you decide social work is not for you, then social work graduates also often go into management, education, youth and community work and even nursing. Starting salaries for this degree can reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career - social work graduates get paid, on average, more than graduates overall, but not all options pay as well as social work. This is also an unusual subject in that London isn't one of the more common places to find jobs - so if you want to get a job near to your home or your university this might be worth thinking about.
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