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Childhood and Youth Applied Perspectives

University of Bedfordshire

12 months
13750 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Childhood and Youth Applied Perspectives degree offered at the University of Bedfordshire will give you a rare opportunity to critically appraise and shape new ideas as they emerge, and enhance your understanding of the links between theory, research, evidence and policy development and its application to the design and delivery of services to children and young people.


Childhood and Youth Applied Perspectives degree offered at the University of Bedfordshire  is designed to allow you to build upon your knowledge and critically consider the theoretical underpinning of societal responses to a range of needs, through policy development and service delivery across children and young people’s sectors in a globalised context.

The majority of units are designed and taught by colleagues within the School of Applied Social Studies or the Institute of Applied Social Research, winners of the 2013 Queen’s Anniversary prize for outstanding achievement and excellence in UK universities and colleges. The departments are recognised for their contribution to policy and practice.

This high quality context is coupled with the opportunities and added value of our extensive professional networks. Partnerships from across private, public and voluntary sectors provide input to courses, as well as research opportunities, practice teachers, placement opportunities and voluntary work experience, making it truly ‘applied’.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

The course will allow you to achieve high levels of personal enquiry with the ability to understand the broader context of the discipline of social policy with particular regard to children and young people.

This knowledge and the ability to apply it, together with the collaborative approach adopted in the teaching and learning strategy, will offer you a transformative experience and equip you with the qualities and skills necessary for employment at a high level across the sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dimensions Of Childhood And Youth
  • Models And Methods Of Social Investigation 
  • The Conceptual Framework Theories Shaping Public Policy For Children And Young Peoples Services 
  • Complexities In Forced Migration: Human Displacement, Trafficking And Refuge
  • Disability, Children And Youth: Analysing Policy And Practice 
  • Sexual Exploitation Of Children And Young People 
  • The Participation Of Children And Young People In Research, Policy And Service Delivery 
  • Young People Group Offending And Violent Crime 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

    •  A completed application form signed by you (an electronic signature is fine)

    • Copies of your official academic qualifications and certificates, including proof of your level of English Language
    • A one-page personal statement. This should tell us why you want to study your chosen course.
    • A copy of your current valid passport details
    • Please submit copies of any UK Visa that you have held and any documentation relating to previous visa refusals from any country

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13750 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • For EU students the standard fee is £8250.

Living costs for Luton

750 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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