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BA in Childhood and Youth Studies (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Childhood And Youth Studies

Course Description

This dynamic, multidisciplinary degree offers you the opportunity to study a diverse range of topics that relate to the lived experiences of children and young people in contemporary society, supporting you in pursuing careers within a variety of areas including teaching, social work, counselling and law.

Our teaching team have expertise and backgrounds in psychology, sociology, children’s rights, linguistics, education, forensics, health and welfare. This rich and diverse learning environment is a unique trait of our course,  and gives you the opportunity to study childhood and youth from  multiple perspectives.

The 3-year course is designed around three pathways, with modules relating to psychological, sociological and educational perspectives on issues relevant to childhood and youth in theory and in practic. The first year is designed to provide you with a strong foundation in all three strands. The second year continues to build upon these strands leading up to year three, where you can study at least four topics selected from the range of modules that are currently available across the pathways. In this final year you will also complete a major research project which enables you to deepen your expertise and knowledge in your chosen area. This course also includes placements, guest speakers, opportunities to study abroad as well as opportunities to present at conferences helping you develop both your academic and employability skills.

This dynamic, multidisciplinary degree offers you the opportunity to study a diverse range of topics that relate to the lived experiences of children and young people in contemporary society, supporting you in pursuing careers within a variety of areas including teaching, social work, counselling and law. Our teaching team have expertise and backgrounds in psychology, sociology,...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • XAE-1026: Skills for Learning & Work (20) or
    XAC-1026: Sgiliau ar gyfer Dysgu a Gwait (20)
  • XAE-1035: Children and Society (20) or
    XAC-1035: Plant a Chymdeithas (20)
  • XAE-1036: Intro to Childhood Research (20) Core

Semester 2

  • XAE-1024: Child's Play (20)
  • XAE-1027: Children's Rights:Pers&Pract (20)
  • XAE-1033: Adventures in Growing Up (20) or
    XAC-1033: Anturiaethau wrth Dyfu (20)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • XAE-2033: Researching Childhood (20) Core or
    XAC-2033: Ymchwilio mewn Plentyndod (20) Core

Semester 2

  • PPP-2011: Developmental Psychology (10) or
    XAC-2011: Seicoleg Datblygol (10)
  • XAE-2032: The Global Child (20) or
    XAC-2032: Y Plentyn Byd-eang (20)
  • XAE-2039: Mentoring and Befriending (10) or
    XAC-2039: Mentora a Chyfeillio (10)
  • XAE-2041: Adolescence (20) or
    XAC-2041: Llencyndod (20)

Optional Modules

40 credits from:

  • XAE-2030: Inclusion & Learning Needs (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    XAC-2030: Cynhwysiant ac Anghenion Dysgu (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • XAE-2035: Children Literacy & Literature (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    XAC-2035: Plant, Llythrennedd a Llen (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • XAE-2040: Psychopathology in Children (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    XAC-2040: Seicopatholeg Ymhlith Plant (20) (Semester 1 + 2)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • XAE-3023: Dissertation (40) Core or
    XAC-3023: Traethawd Hir (40) Core

Semester 2

  • XAE-3023: Dissertation or
    XAC-3023: Traethawd Hir

Optional Modules

80 credits from:

  • PLP-3001: Applied Behaviour Analysis (20) (Semester 2)
  • PLP-3003: Evidence-based Ed. Methods (20) (Semester 1)
  • XAE-3008: Working with Vulnerable Famili (20) (Semester 2)
  • XAE-3009: Multilingual Childhood (20) (Semester 2)
  • XAE-3036: Identities in Childhood (20) (Semester 1) or
    XAC-3036: Hunaniaethau mewn Plentyndod (20) (Semester 1)
  • XAC-3037: Plant a Cham-drin Sylweddau (20) (Semester 2)
  • XAE-3037: Substance Abuse in Families (20) (Semester 1)
  • XAE-3038: Children w. Com. Difficulties (20) (Semester 2) or
    XAC-3038: Plant ag Anawsterau Cyfathrebu (20) (Semester 2)
  • XAE-3050: Psych of Childhood&Crime (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    XAC-3050: Seicoleg Plent a Throseddu (20) (Semester 1 + 2)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 XAE-1026: Skills for Learning & Work (20) or XAC-1026: Sgiliau ar gyfer Dysgu a Gwait (20) XAE-1035: Children and Society (20) or XAC-1035: Plant a Chymdeithas (20) XAE-1036: Intro...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 96 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and
  • Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: Merit
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Access: Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma: Grade C
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: 96 points from a minimum of 4 Higher Subjects
  • Welsh Baccalaureate

All students are subject to checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service and this must be judged to be satisfactory before the start of work placements.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 96 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMM City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: Merit International Baccalaureate Diploma Access: Pass Access to Higher Education...

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Assessment Methods

The assessments vary from module to module. Assessments range from essays, presentations, film making, and MCQ tests.

The assessments vary from module to module. Assessments range from essays, presentations, film making, and MCQ tests.