Childhood and Youth Studies (BA (Hons) ChYthStud)

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The award
BA (Hons) ChYthStud

How long you will study
6 years

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How you will study
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Course starts
February, April, October

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About Childhood and Youth Studies at The Open University

What makes young people tick? What shapes and influences children's development? How can the adults who work with children support them more effectively? Childhood and youth studies is one of the UK's fastest growing academic disciplines. The OU is a pioneer in this field and over the last 15 years has developed this wide-ranging interdisciplinary degree for anyone working with children and young people or with a general interest in the field. You'll learn about child development and psychology, international childhoods and research with children - spanning the entire age range from early years to youth.

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You'll be supported throughout by the OU's unique style of teaching and assessment - which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

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