Intercalate in Childhood Studies

Studying in a friendly, supportive community at the School for Policy Studies, you will join our undergraduates on their final year of BSc Childhood Studies.

Intercalating onto the BSc Childhood Studies will benefit students who are considering a career working with children and young people or their families, those who are interested in developing an holistic approach to their future practice, or those who want to develop their academic knowledge and skills within an interdisciplinary, research-led subject.

You will explore this subject with internationally recognised academics whose work is focused on children and families, developing your understanding of childhood from diverse perspectives, including psychology, sociology, education, policy studies, law, and health and social care. You will become an active researcher through research projects and your dissertation or guided study project, fostering highly sought after skills that will equip you for a wide range of careers.

What will I study?

You will complete either a substantial research-based dissertation and four taught units, or a smaller independent guided study project and five taught units, selected from a wide range of unit options, including:

  • play and creativity,
  • youth, sexualities and gendered violence,
  • therapeutic work with children,
  • family support,
  • child and adolescent psychology,
  • changing families and the state,
  • youth policy and social welfare,
  • language and literacy,
  • children and young people in the law,
  • inter-professional working,
  • youth justice,
  • children in a global context,
  • changing families and the state,
  • disability in society,
  • child nutrition, activity and health.

I have always been interested in working with children in the future and find the childhood stage of development fascinating. The opportunity to study in a less prescribed manner, with flexibility to direct my reading into new areas of interest and build my discussion and essay-writing skills has been a great way of learning.

Nina, Intercalating student, 2015

For more information

To find out about applying, our accommodation guarantee, and contact details please visit this webpage.

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