aim of Childhood and Youth Studies is to provide an analysis and critique of
the experiences and representations of childhood and youth.
will be taught by research-active staff and introduced to a range of subject
areas (all of which are relevant to understanding children and youth in
society), such as psychology, sociology, history, philosophy, the arts, film
and children's literature. In addition, we examine contemporary issues and themes, while simultaneously encouraging
students to critically reflect upon their own experiences.
will have opportunities to specialise in your own interests including special
needs, technology, childhood and education and working with children, youth and
the unique features of this degree is the opportunity to study, plan and gain
experience within social enterprise, a rapidly growing sector that is
increasingly important in working with children and young people. We aim to
produce graduates who possess highly developed employability skills, and are ready to be effective members of
and youth studies is aimed at individuals wishing to progress into: social work;
youth and community work; teaching and education-related fields; nursing;
academia and local government positions.
Aims of the programme
- To gain an understanding
and critical outlook of the concepts and theories
which underpin Childhood and Youth Studies, and
relate them to professional and international contexts.
- Provide an awareness of the rights of children and young people, with reference to their
role and status in society.
- Develop skills in recognising how the experiences of childhood and youth is shaped and socially
constructed by class, race, gender, disability, sexuality, religion, poverty, region and nationality.
- Become familiar with the workings and operations of social enterprise within the child and youth sector