BSc Childhood Studies with Quantitative Research Methods (L522)

2017 entry

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UCAS code L522
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 33 overall for all Childhood Studies courses

About BSc Childhood Studies with Quantitative Research Methods

This course combines the highly-rated Childhood Studies degree with an in-depth training in practical and analytical skills using quantitative research methods, as part of a national initiative addressing the shortage of social science graduates with quantitative skills. These skills are highly valued by graduate employers and are beneficial for going on to postgraduate research.

Two-thirds of your studies will follow the Childhood Studies course, acquiring core knowledge about the lives of children from birth to 19. Within a framework of children's rights, you will consider their participation, protection and the provision of services for children and young people. The remaining third of the degree provides interdisciplinary training in quantitative methods. Practical classes in social statistics and applied data analysis will develop your skills and advance your understanding of childhood studies. In your third year you will undertake your own individual quantitative research dissertation in an area of childhood.

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Find out more about studying Quantitative Research Methods and 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
  • Convincing Stories
  • Segregation and Inequality in the UK (measurement and debate)

Second year

  • Principles of Quantitative Social Science
  • Conducting a research project using secondary data
  • 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

  • Dissertation (with Quantitative 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:
      • Language and Literacy
      • Children and Young People in the Law
      • Interprofessional Working
      • Children in a Global Context
      • Youth Justice
      • Therapeutic Work with Children

It is possible to continue into a fourth year to study the MSci Childhood Studies with Quantitative Research Methods.

Further details about the course structure for Childhood Studies with Quantitative Research Methods

Typical offer for BSc Childhood Studies with Quantitative Research Methods

(including international A-levels)
(including international A-levels)
(contextual offer)
IB Diploma 32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level
IB Diploma
(contextual offer)
31 overall to include 15 points at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-URequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
AccessPass 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
Welsh BaccRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
EB77% overall
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English language requirements Profile B
Further information about English language requirements
Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent: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*.
Academic qualificationsIf you have other qualifications (eg GNVQ, CACHE, HND, etc), please contact the Admissions team for advice on eligibility.

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