What will I learn?

The community, children and families are at the heart of this course. With academic study and work experience in a variety of community-based settings, you will gain an excellent understanding of issues relating to children, young people and families and their holistic development.

Drawing upon a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, philosophy, education, public health and human rights, the course investigates the changing dynamics within childhood, families and communities, equipping critically informed graduates with transferrable skills for employment in a range of sectors. It also offers an alternative route into teaching.

A range of assessment methods are used which include: essays and reports; case studies; observations; portfolios; presentations; research proposal; journal article; conference posters. These varied assessment strategies help individuals to develop a range of transferrable skills required for work within child, family and community settings. Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work.

The Careers & Zone at Wrexham Glyndŵr University is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need. There are a growing number of careers within the child, family and community sector, and opportunities for further studies, including:

  • Sure Start/Flying Start/Home Start
  • Women's Aid
  • Play Worker
  • Police Family Liaison Officer
  • Young Carers
  • Substance Misuse Support Worker
  • Child/Family Worker including supporting young people who have lived with abuse
  • Team Around the Family
  • Support Worker - young people leaving care
  • PGCE (primary)
  • PCET (post 16)
  • Masters programmes

Which department am I in?

School of Social and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£9,750.00 (US$ 12,065) per year
There may be slight increase in the year 2020/21.

This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

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

Start date

21 September 2020



Plas Coch,


LL11 2AW, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The qualifications are examples of the qualifications that the University may accept and these lists are not exhaustive and may not show all qualifications that we will accept. All applications are subject to approval.

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About this uni

Students benefit from a tight-knit community, excellent support services and close student–professor relationships.

  • Four campuses with the main base in Wrexham, North Wales
  • Scholarships on offer to eligible students
  • Wide range of career, academic and support services
  • Foundation years and English language courses available