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

  • Single and joint honours Childhood Studies courses (BSc and MSci)
  • Graduates from the UK 

Responses were received from 18 UK graduates from 2018/19; this is a response rate of 62%


Most important activityPercentage of graduates
Paid work for an employer 39%
Self-employment/freelancing 0%
Running my own business 0%
Developing a creative, artistic or professional portfolio 0%
Voluntary/unpaid work for an employer 0%
Engaged in a course of study, training or research 22%
Taking time out to travel 0%
Caring for someone 11%
Retired 0%
Unemployed and looking for work 17%
Doing something else 11%

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
Pre-primary education 3

Primary education


General secondary education

Other sectors (5 sectors) 5

Employers and occupations

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

Examples of employers

  • Caring for Communities and People
  • BS3 Community
  • Rocket Productions
  • Keystone

Examples of occupations

  • Teacher
  • Lead Nursey Practitioner
  • Family Support Worker
  • Paralegal

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