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Childhood and Youth Studies

The Open University UK

24 months
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6820 GBP/year
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About

If you work with children and young people and wish to enhance your knowledge or would like to move into this field, this Childhood and Youth Studies postgraduate diploma at The Open University UK will deepen your understanding and develop your practice. 

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Overview

While there is no work-based requirement, you will get the most out of the qualification if you have access to an appropriate setting. 

In this Childhood and Youth Studies programme from The Open University UK you will explore a wide range of issues within a global context, with featured case studies linking theory to practice, including: the family; the law; children’s rights; politicised childhoods; participation and voice issues; consumerist childhoods; education; ethnicity and religion; child criminology; child sexuality; and multi-cultural childhoods. 

There is a strong focus on multi-agency working and inter-professional practice, and you will learn to use critical tools to analyse policy and to reflect on practice in ways that enable you to develop professionally and meet the diverse and changing needs of children and young people.

Key features of the course

  • Covers the theoretical and practice aspects of integrated services for children and young people
  • Explores the changing policy, organisational, personal and professional contexts in which work with children and young people takes place
  • Encourages you to reflect critically on your own and others’ integrated practice

Career relevance

This Childhood and Youth Studies postgraduate diploma at The Open University UK will be attractive to anyone with a personal or professional interest in exploring different aspects of children and young people’s worlds. It is aimed at those who are graduates and seeking to advance academically and professionally, as well as those with a related degree but not currently working with children and young people who are looking to move into the profession, and people considering moving between professions within the sector.

The content of the qualification will be particularly relevant to graduates working with children or young people, for example in early years provision, education, social work, nursing, healthcare, youth work, youth justice or the voluntary sector.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Children and young people’s worlds
  • Frameworks for critical practice with children and young people

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelors degree from a UK University (or equivalent) to study this course. Your degree can be in any subject, although childhood and youth studies, sociology, health and social care, anthropology, psychology or education are particularly relevant.
  • Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum score of 7 under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6820 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6820 GBP per year during 24 months.

The total cost you pay for your qualification is dependent on the modules you choose to study. With us, you pay for your modules as you study them, rather than the whole qualification up front.

Funding

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