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2022/23 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Childhood Studies

Programme code:BA-ED/CHLDSTUCAS code:LX93
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Katie Gathercole Contact address:K.A.Gathercole@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:

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


EDUC1014Becoming a Practitioner of Learning20 credits 
EDUC1203Children, Young People, Families and the State20 credits 
EDUC1205What is a Child: Social Construction of Childhood20 credits 
EDUC1207Children's Rights and Social Justice20 credits 
EDUC1211Psychological approaches to Education20 credits 

Optional modules:

Students are required to study either 20 credits of Optional or Discovery modules.


EDUC1040Second Language Acquisition and Learning20 credits 
EDUC1213Contemporary Issues and Debates in Education - Level 120 credits 
EDUC1604Building a Career from Education Studies20 credits 

Elective modules:

Students are required to study either 20 credits of Optional or 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:

EDUC2004Research Methods20 credits 
EDUC2100Health, Well-being, Childhood and Youth20 credits 
EDUC2104Psychological Approaches to Understanding and Supporting Children's Learning20 credits 
EDUC2401Inclusive Education20 credits 

Optional modules:

Students are required to study and pass at least 20 credits from the following optional modules, you may decide to study up to 40 credits.

EDUC2080The Practice of English Language Teaching20 credits 
EDUC2101International Perspectives of Pedagogy and Practice20 credits 
EDUC2105Students into Education 120 credits 
EDUC2106Educational Policy and Politics20 credits 
EDUC2107Science Education: Issues and Challenges10 credits 
EDUC2108Managing Classroom Behaviour10 credits 
FOSS2001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 credits 
LLLC2222Violent and Sexually Offending Young People20 credits 
LLLC2293Violent and Sexually Offending Young People20 credits 

Elective modules:

You can also study up to 20 credits of discovery modules if you have only chosen one optional module. Please note that if you choose a discovery module, your optional module becomes compulsory and must be passed.


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 credits 
EDUC3810Final Year Research Project40 credits 
EDUC3903Children, Families and Cultural Diversity: Philosophical Perspectives20 credits 

Optional modules:

Students are required to study and pass at least 20 credits from the following optional modules. You can choose up to 40 credits.

EDUC3015Children's Literature in Education20 credits 
EDUC3042Supporting Learning in Children with Additional Needs20 credits 
EDUC3060Mathematics Education10 credits 
EDUC3061Technology-enhanced language learning20 credits 
EDUC3550Child Welfare and Young Children20 credits 
EDUC3807Students Into Education 220 credits 
FOSS3001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 credits 

Elective modules:

You can also study up to 20 credits of discovery modules if you have only chosen one optional module.

Please note that if you choose a discovery module, your optional module becomes compulsory and must be passed.

Last updated: 13/07/2021 15:03:02

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