What will I learn?

**Overview**Have you got the enthusiasm for a career working with children, making a positive impact in the lives of young people and developing your knowledge in this vital field?On this BA (Hons) Children and Youth Studies degree course, you’ll unpack the issues affecting young people across society, and learn how to work with young people and their families, along with the services that support them.With your expert knowledge and skills, you’ll be set to take on a rewarding career in areas such as youth work, health promotion and therapy.95% Graduates in work or further study (Unistats data on DLHE 2017)**What you'll experience**On this Childhood and Youth Studies degree course, you'll:- Be taught by experts who bring together years of academic knowledge and practical experience- Get an expert knowledge of the important issues affecting young people today- Learn how society will influence the next generation of young people- Cover topics including child and youth development, diversity and inclusion, culture, education, and families in need- Develop relationships with future employers through a programme of events and talks from guest speakers- Get practical experience through work-based placements, connecting theory to practice and exploring the professional skills you’ll need to work with children or young people- Choose whether to do a dissertation or a practical research project in your final year- Practise professional meetings in our Family Assessment Room, where you'll learn how parents and children feel during family meetings, and explore your responsibilities as a practitioner.**Careers and opportunities**After the course, you can take your expert skills and knowledge into a rewarding career working with young people and children in the community.Areas you can work in include:- youth work- social care- educational welfare- health promotion- teaching (with further study)- police work- the voluntary sectorRoles our graduates have taken on include:- training assessor- teacher- employability coordinator- careers advisor- schools liaison officer Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You'll get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career."The lecturers are supportive, interesting and engaging and this really helped me to develop my thinking. Additional extras such as the book club and symposiums helped me to enhance my professional practice and the array of great academic support helped me to enhance my grade. The University provides all round support and now I feel confident and ready to work and support children and their families and excited about the next steps." Gemma Isaj, BA Hons Childhood and Youth Studies student

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,300.00 (US$ 18,486) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,300.00 (US$ 18,486) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have one of the following qualifications: College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Tests (SAT Score: 1090); GCE A-Levels (Points: 96; CCC; 322); ACT (Score: 25); Advanced Placement Test (322); High School Diploma (GPA of 3.0 or above). Students need a minimum of IELTS band 6.0, with no component below 5.5. Some courses, especially those with a high level of discussion and writing, require higher scores.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

The University of Portsmouth is one of the top 40 UK universities (Guardian University Guide).

  • 1 of top 100 young universities in the world (THE)
  • 88% student satisfaction with the University (NSS 2017)
  • ‘Gold’ award in Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Invested GBP150m in last 10 years to upgrade amenities