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 19 UK graduates from 2016/17; this is a response rate of 76%


Most important activityPercentage of graduates
Full-time work 63%
Part-time work 0%
Due to start work 0%
Full-time study 26%
Part-time study 0%
Travel 11%
Something else 0%
Unemployed 0%

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.

Employment sectorNumber of graduates
Health and social work 5
Education 2
Public sector 1
Other sectors (4 sectors) 4

Employers and occupations

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

Examples of employers

  • Action for Children
  • Achieving for Children
  • Regency High School
  • Catch-22 Charity Limited

Examples of occupations

  • Young Persons Practitioner
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Support Worker

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), Developmental and Therapeutic Play (MA) and Disability Studies: Inclusive Theory and Research (MSc).

Qualification typeNumber of graduates
Postgraduate research degree 0
Postgraduate taught degree 3
Postgraduate certificate 2
First degree 0
Other certificate 0
Professional qualification 0
Other qualification 0
No qualification aim 0

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