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Find the childhood youth studies and education course for you

You have the potential to help shape the lives of the next generation – and we've got the course to start your journey

What can you do with a Childhood, Youth Studies or Education degree?

A Childhood, Youth Studies and Education degree is your opportunity to study how young people learn, grow and develop, and the perfect preparation for a teaching career, or for jobs within education psychology, social work and specialist services supporting families.

And whether you have experience in childcare and education or are just starting out, our Childhood, Youth Studies and Education degrees can help you gain the knowledge and expertise you need to play your part in shaping how children and young people make sense of the world.

You'll also learn transferable skills – such as communication and problem-solving – that are highly-sought after across many other industries, and many of our previous students have graduated into related jobs such as personal tutoring and counselling.

I went on to study for my PGCE and my degree equipped me for this really well. I was lucky enough to go on to land a job teaching Year One in an amazing school!

Abigail Evans, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

5 reasons to study Childhood, Youth Studies and Education with us

  • We've been training teachers for decades through some of the best rated courses in the country. Our primary route into teacher training is rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.
  • If you want to get into teaching, we offer different routes to Qualified Teacher Status and courses to suit your situation – whether you're already teaching, just finished college, or want to study alongside your job.
  • We have many links with local schools to help you find a perfect placement or role. Many of our PGCE students become full-time primary school teachers.
  • It's not all about teaching though – our courses will give you the knowledge and skills to pursue a wide range of careers supporting children and young people, from youth work to educational welfare, social justice to mental health support.
  • Our Childhood and Youth Studies courses, which include specialisms in Criminology and Psychology, are ranked within the top 10 in the Complete University Guide league tables for 2024.
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I secured an internship within the Diversity and Inclusion team at the Royal Academy of Engineering, and I’m now doing a Master's degree in Psychology. My long-term aspiration is to work in child psychology with a neuropsychology specialism.

Charles Dalby, BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies with Psychology

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