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BSc Childhood Studies with Study Abroad (L525)

Course overview

BSc Childhood Studies with Study Abroad (L525)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: ABB

A-level contextual offer: BBC

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

4 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS

Fees

£9,250 per year, home students

£22,200 per year, international students

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Location

Clifton campus, Placements

This course focuses on policy and the rights of children and young people from birth to 19 years, exploring contemporary debates within a global context. Our research-based teaching includes the expertise of lecturers from related disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, social work and law.

You will consider childhood in the contexts of families, peers and society at both a national and international level. Topics of study include children's rights, development, education, therapeutic work with children, safeguarding, youth justice, and child and adolescent psychology, among others.

In year three, you will study at one of our partner institutions overseas, where you can choose from social sciences, arts and humanities subjects. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities.

The interdisciplinary nature of this course makes it ideal for students from a range of different backgrounds who want to develop a holistic understanding of childhood. Our graduates go on to careers in areas as diverse as education, children’s therapy, social work, law and social justice, children's charities, government and the civil service.

Course structure

Years one and two are identical to the three-year BSc Childhood Studies. In the first year you will develop a solid understanding of the social, psychological and historical constructions of childhood. In subsequent years you can choose optional units from a wide range of subjects, allowing you to pursue different routes through the degree to develop the career path that is right for you.

In year three you will be able to study overseas at one of our partner institutions gaining insight into social science debates in another country and exploring the culture of a new city, before returning to Bristol to complete your final year.

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

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Additional requirements

If you have other qualifications (eg GNVQ, CACHE, HND), please contact the Admissions team for advice on eligibility.

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Selection process

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