This course will teach you about the way children learn and develop in a diverse and evolving society, giving you opportunities in a wide range of careers that involve working with young children. You will learn about a range of topics relating to child development, health and training, and put that knowledge into practice on experiential visits.
- This course has over 90% Overall Satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2018
- The Childhood Studies team have a wealth of experience in working with children who have experienced loss and trauma and have hosted many national conferences on the subject
- Our Social Work courses were ranked 1st overall in the UK in the 2018 UK Engagement Survey
- Our Social Work courses were ranked 2nd in the UK for Assessment and Feedback, and 2nd in the UK for Retention and Progression in the 2018 UK Engagement Survey
- 93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
- Our Social Work courses (which include BA (Hons) Childhood Studies 0-11 years) are in the top 25% in the UK for Organisation and management, according to the National Student Survey 2018
Your progress will be assessed with essays, reports, group work, seminar presentations and self-evaluation. Throughout your degree you’ll have one-to-one support from academic staff.
In the first year of the course you’ll study core modules relating to child development and early years care. There is also a mandatory experiential visit.
In your second and third years you can choose to take voluntary experiential visits and focus on one of three strands: Family and Community, Policy, Provision and Practice in Early Years Care and Education, or Policy, Provision and Practice in Primary Education.
BA (Hons) Childhood Studies (0-11 years) leads to a range of careers in children’s services. Many of our graduates go on to work in health, social care, education, childcare, charities, and voluntary organisations.
This degree gives an excellent grounding in education, but please note that it does not lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). If you want to qualify as a teacher, you may find this course more suitable: Primary Education with QTS BA (Hons).
Centre for Applied Social Sciences
The University of Sunderland’s Centre for Applied Social Studies (CASS) regularly hosts visiting speakers, and it can be an excellent way to learn from the experiences of people who already have a strong track record in social policy.
CASS is the centre for applied social science research at the University, and you may find opportunities to collaborate with the academic team – particularly on areas relating to children, young people and families.