Explore child development, welfare and the right to equal access to services and life opportunities regardless of social difference, as you study current practice and expectations of working with children and young people.
Academic and practical knowledge of the needs of children, young people and families equips you to provide a skilled service, preparing you for your career.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn from staff with professional practice and research experience
- Study areas informed by research at the forefront of social work and development, including trafficking studies, youth offending vulnerable social groups
- Gain practical skills preparing you for a career working with children, young people and their families
- Explore the complexities of children and young people’s services
- Challenge discrimination, oppression and inequality in services
- Benefit from a course that can lead you into careers in education welfare, social work family support and therapy or postgraduate study
The course draws on world-leading research from The International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking. It also explores child development, child protection, welfare and the right to equal access to services and life opportunities regardless of social inequalities.
There is a strong employability focus at all levels of the BA (Hons) Child and Adolescent Studies course, which will enable you to develop a range of transferable, employability-enhancing skills.
The degree includes a range of skills and levels of personal enquiry deemed essential in the world of work. The qualities, knowledge and skills you gain will equip you for employment within the child development, child protection and broader social care sectors.
The course is concerned with policy and legislation relating to children and adolescents. It prepares graduates for a range of roles including those in the voluntary, private and public sectors.
The degree is a key to accessing a worthwhile career in working with children, young people and families. Various options are available for students to pursue after graduation, including roles within:
- Family support
- Youth justice
- The Early Years