BSc Childhood Studies with Study Abroad (L525)

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UCAS code L525
Application method Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study

About BSc Childhood Studies with Study Abroad

The Childhood Studies course at Bristol provides a truly interdisciplinary approach to the study of children and young people's lives, from birth to 19 years of age. Within a framework of children's rights, it explores children's participation, their protection, and the provision of services for children nationally and internationally.

The programme is identical to the current three year BSc Childhood Studies. In year one and two you will build a solid understanding of social and historical constructions of childhood. Optional units will allow you to pursue different routes through the degree, depending on your personal interests and potential career choices. In year three, you will be able to study overseas at one of our partner institutions.  At your return, you will complete your final year at Bristol. 

You will benefit from the expertise of internationally renowned lecturers and researchers from a wide range of related disciplines, including sociology, psychology, history, law, geography, social work and economics.

More about Childhood Studies

Find out more about studying Childhood Studies at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First Year

  • Constructing Childhoods
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Contemporary Debates in Global Childhood
  • Research Skills for Childhood Studies
  • plus two open units

Second Year

  • Child Health in the Early Years
  • Social Research Methods
  • You can choose from a wide range of options, which we vary from time to time according to current developments in global environmental, political and social issues. For example, in the 2015/16 academic year we offered units in:
    • Family Support
    • Play and Creativity
    • Child and Adolescent Psychology
    • Youth, Sexualities and Gendered Violence
    • Education and Society
    • Youth Policy and Social Welfare
    • Youth Justice

Third Year

In year three, you will study overseas choosing from a list of our partner institutions.

Fourth Year

  • Dissertation
  • You can choose from a wide range of options, which we vary from time to time according to current developments in global environmental, political and social issues. For example, in the 2015/16 academic year we offered units in:
    • Language and Literacy in Young Children
    • Children and Young People in the Law
    • Interprofessional Working in Children's Services
    • Therapeutic Work with Children
    • Children in a Global Context
    • Child Nutrition, Activity and Health
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Childhood Studies with Study Abroad

Typical offer for BSc Childhood Studies with Study Abroad - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
32  overall to include 16 points at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31  overall to include 15 points at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, including subjects relevant to the course such as Psychology, Sociology and Social Policy
BTEC offer DDM 
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AABBB and AH: AB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer77% overall
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Grade C in Mathematics and English. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed, particularly if you use this period to gain relevant experience

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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