Childhood Studies graduate destinations

The motivation behind many students' decision to undertake a Childhood Studies degree is a desire to work with children and it is clear many are successful in this field.

Data obtained from

  • Single and joint honours Childhood Studies courses (BSc and MSci)
  • Graduates from the UK 

Responses were received from 10 UK graduates from 2017/18; this is a response rate of 50.0%


Most important activityPercentage of graduates
Paid work for an employer 50%
Self-employment/freelancing 10%
Running my own business 0%
Developing a creative, artistic or professional portfolio 20%
Voluntary/unpaid work for an employer 0%
Engaged in a course of study, training or research 0%
Taking time out to travel 20%
Caring for someone 0%
Retired 0%
Unemployed and looking for work 0%
Doing something else 0%

Sector information

The course provides graduates with a broad range of other skills such as communication and team working, both of which are extremely attractive to a wide range of graduate recruiters. Some graduates may choose to enter careers that do not require a specific degree, as around 70% of jobs are open to graduates of any discipline.

Employment sectorNumber of graduates
Primary education 2

General secondary education


Child day-care activities

Other sectors (3 sectors) 4

Employers and occupations

Careers followed include teaching, as well as other welfare related occupations.

Examples of employers

  • Riviera Education
  • Cambridge Academy Trust
  • All Saints CEP School
  • Daisy Chain

Examples of occupations

  • Teacher
  • Deputy Play Manager
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Social Work Assistant
  • Bookkeeper

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