Childhood Studies graduate destinations

The motivation behind many students' decision to undertake a Childhood Studies degree is a desire to work with children and it is clear many are successful in this field.

Data obtained from

  • Childhood Studies (BSc)
  • Graduates from the UK 

Responses were received from 17 UK graduates from 2015/16; this is a response rate of 73.9%

Sector information

The course provides graduates with a broad range of other skills such as communication and team working, both of which are extremely attractive to a wide range of graduate recruiters. Some graduates may choose to enter careers that do not require a specific degree, as around 70% of jobs are open to graduates of any discipline.

Employers and occupations

Careers followed include teaching, as well as other welfare related occupations.

Examples of employers

  • Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital Charity
  • Fauna and Flora Internaitional
  • Refuge
  • Barton Hill Academy

Examples of occupations

  • Fundraising Officer
  • Inter-Country Child Protection Caseworker
  • Youth Worker
  • Learning Support Officer

Further study

Graduates entering further study six months after graduation were generally undertaking postgraduate programmes relating to education or social work, e.g. Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Special and Inclusive Education (MSc), Social Work (MSc).

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