Intercalate in Childhood Studies
Childhood studies is the social science of childhood and adolescence. This course explores the social factors that underpin many key aspects of childhood, including health and development.
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. Many of our intercalator students have gone on to become paediatricians.
By joining final year students 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 an independent guided study project and five taught units, selected from a wide range of unit options, across Childhood Studies. These currently include:
- Children in a global context
- Therapeutic work with children
- Children and young people in the law
- Children and social harm
- Disability in society
- Child nutrition, activity, and health
- Quantitative data analysis for social scientists
- Child and adolescent psychology*
- Youth, sexualities and gendered violence*
- Youth justice*
*Only one of these units can be chosen.