What you'll study
The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.
First year modules
Developing Positive Relationships with Children, Young People and their Families
Explore the values issues, and practical and theoretical concepts that underpin working practices in education, health and social work for children, young people and families.
Learning Across the Lifespan
Explore how different cultural, environmental and social contexts influence individual learning and development.
Skills for Academic Success
Studying, learning and assessment processes at university are different to those at school and college. This module helps you to develop these essential skills.
Aspects of Child and Family Health
Explore issues around well-being, mental and sexual health, and physical health including obesity. You'll also have a look at the impact health choices have on families.
Introduction to Professional Practice
Choose from a range of placement opportunities in education, health and social care to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to equip you for working in a children’s sector environment.
Inclusion, Diversity and Rights
This module introduces the key principles of inclusion, diversity and rights. It explores the historical context of and important milestones on the way to inclusion.
Second year modules
Research Methods and Methodology
You will learn about a range of social research practices including the importance of ethics in research, different research methods and how to collect and analyse data.
Promoting Health and Wellbeing in Children and Young People
Examine the legal responsibility of those who safeguard and promote children’s wellbeing. You'll explore issues relating to human rights, social justice and multi-professional work.
Safeguarding and Promoting the Wellbeing of Children and Young People
You'll consider the historical and social context of safeguarding and child protection with opportunities to research contemporary concerns such as modern child slavery.
Work-Based Pedagogy in Practice
Gain hands-on experience in the UK or overseas. Experiencing different cultures and employers develops confidence and supports early career choices.
Final year modules
Key Contemporary Issues in Working with Children, Young People and Families
Examine global, national and local issues that affect children, young people and their families. For example, mental health, poverty, crime and child exploitation.
The Critical Practitioner
This module introduces reflexive practice and considers the importance of being a critical practitioner in practice.
Professional Practice and Partnership Working
Consolidate your knowledge and work experience, enhancing your employability skills for working as a reflective practitioner in the children, young people and families sector.
Managing Self and Others
Explore different types of leadership within organisations to understand management strategies.
You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.