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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Childhood Studies

Programme code:BA-ED/CHLDSTUCAS code:LX93
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Anne Luke Contact address:A.C.Luke@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- A validated Access Course certificate
- 3 GCSE 'A' levels grade ABB - equivalent to 320 points, (not including General Studies)
- BTEC grade DDM (distinction, distinction, merit)
- CACHE Diploma A
- Entry through the University of Leeds mature entry scheme, or equivalent.
- IELTS: 6.5

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Education

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Education Undergraduate Examination Committee

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Education Studies. QAA 4/2000

Programme specification:

The Childhood Studies programme at the University of Leeds is distinctive in the following essential factors 1. Core modules at Level 1 introduce key concepts of childhood and youth through a multidisciplinary approach 2. The programme explores different cultural constructions of childhood and youth and the impact on lived realities in diverse and differing contexts 3. A thematic approach allows students to map their learning pathway through each level. 4. This programme offers a greater choice of optional modules which have been developed in response to student feedback. 5. To encourage greater interaction between students, a module will be designed to be taught to Level 2 and Level 3 students together. Assessment work will be developed through seminars appropriate to each level. 6. It will be ensured that teaching in all modules will be research based and research led.

The course is run in line with the University’s internationalisation strategy in teaching. The BA programme addresses childhood and youth through generational and life course perspectives. These theoretical approaches combine with a thematic approach to exploring key issues in order to ensure both academic rigour of the new degree and its academic distinctiveness.

The degree will draw on current staffing resources and areas of particular expertise within the School of Education. It will be taught by an experienced academic team, mainly by staff based in the School of Education This is to ensure that all teaching is research based and research led. It will offer rigorous and multidisciplinary academic study through lectures, seminars, workshops and personal supervision. The course will have access to a range of learning resources and pedagogical approaches including media and digital technologies. During their three years of undergraduate study students will be required to engage actively in reflexive personal study and engage actively with their tutors and fellow students in debate, analysis and critique. The course provides a gradual and progressive learning experience through its carefully staged and sequenced design. The establishing of key basic understanding to gradually increase student understanding of complexity and sophistication of analysis. Through the emphasis on the active engagement of students in their own learning and the systematic interactive elements of study, the course will be capable of responding to the needs and interests of students with different educational, social and cultural backgrounds.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

The Super Numeracy module EDUC1209 Introduction to Childhood Studies is a compulsory module which must be studied and passed.

Candidates will be required to study and pass the following compulsory modules:


EDUC1015Introduction to Study in Education5 creditsSemester 1
EDUC1203Children, Young People, Families and the State20 creditsSemester 2
EDUC1204What is a Child: Child Development and Learning20 creditsSemester 1
EDUC1205What is a Child: Social Construction of Childhood20 creditsSemester 1
EDUC1207Children's Rights and Social Justice20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

- Candidates are required to study and PASS one of the following modules.
- You may wish to study both of the modules but you are not required to pass both of them in order to progress to Level 2.

EDUC1040Second Language Acquisition and Learning20 creditsSemester 1
EDUC1051Language, Learners and Society20 creditsSemester 2
EDUC1208Play and Learning20 creditsSemester 2
EDUC1210Diverse Contexts of Learning20 creditsSemester 1
EDUC1212Learning about learning: Processes, complexities and theoretical perspectives20 creditsSemester 2
EDUC1213Contemporary Issues and Debates in Education - Level 120 creditsSemester 2
EDUC1214Children and Education: historical and contemporary perspectives20 creditsSemester 1
EDUC1604Building a Career from Education Studies20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study and pass the following compulsory modules:

EDUC2100Health, Well-being, Childhood and Youth20 creditsSemester 1
EDUC2101International Perspectives of Pedagogy and Practice20 creditsSemester 1
EDUC2102Approaches to Research: Theory and Practice20 creditsSemester 2
EDUC2104Psychological Approaches to Understanding and Supporting Children's Learning20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

- Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 40 credits from the following optional modules.
- Candidates must pass at least one of these optional modules.

EDUC2080The Practice of English Language Teaching20 creditsSemester 1
EDUC2091School Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2
EDUC2105Students into Education 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EDUC2106Educational Policy and Politics20 creditsSemester 2
EDUC2107Science Education: Issues and Challenges10 creditsSemester 1
EDUC2108Managing Classroom Behaviour10 creditsSemester 2
EDUC2401Inclusive Education20 creditsSemester 1
EDUC2604Literacies and Learning20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC2222Violent and Sexually Offending Young People20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC2293Violent and Sexually Offending Young People20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 0 to 20 credits of discovery modules.

If students chose to take an discovery, they must ensure that their discovery module and their optional module run in different Semesters.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study and pass the following compulsory module:

EDUC3040Critical Debates in Childhood and Youth: Research20 creditsSemester 2
EDUC3805Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EDUC3903Children, Families and Cultural Diversity: Philosophical Perspectives20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Students are required to study and pass 20 credits of optional modules but you may study 40 credits.

- Candidates will be required to study between 20 and 40 credits from the following optional modules.
- Candidates must pass at least one of these optional modules (20 credits).

EDUC3007Globalisation, Identity and English Language Education20 creditsSemester 1
EDUC3015Children's Literature in Education20 creditsSemester 1
EDUC3030Language Learning Technology and Materials20 creditsSemester 2
EDUC3042Supporting Learning in Children with Additional Needs20 creditsSemester 1
EDUC3043Growing up in the Digital Age20 creditsSemester 1
EDUC3060Mathematics Education10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
EDUC3550Child Welfare and Young Children20 creditsSemester 2
EDUC3807Students Into Education 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
EDUC3808Understanding and Communicating Science10 creditsSemester 2
EDUC3809Assessing Children's Learning10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study between 0 and 20 credits of discovery modules.

Last updated: 07/05/2019

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