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2024/25 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:

Entry Requirements are available on the Course Search entry

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

School of Education

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Education Studies. QAA 4/2000

Programme specification:

The information on this page is accurate for students entering the programme in 2023/2024 or before. For students entering the programme from September 2024 or after, you can find the details of your programme: href="https://webprod3.leeds.ac.uk/catalogue/dynprogrammes.asp?Y=202425&P=BAED%2FCHLDSTR">BA Childhood Studies(For students entering from September 2024 onwards)

The Childhood Studies programme will enable you to understand key concepts of childhood and youth through a multidisciplinary approach. The programme explores different cultural constructions of childhood and youth and the impact on lived realities in diverse and differing contexts. You will have an opportunity to develop your understanding and analysis through four key interconnected programme strands, allowing you to map your learning pathway through each level of study: Research; Child Development; Children’s Rights, Social Justice and Policy; and Sociology of Childhood. Optional and discovery modules allow you to broaden your understanding and develop individual interests. Modules across the programme allow you to engage with ethical issues and responsibilities related to the Childhood Studies Discipline. Opportunities to engage with diverse perspectives across a range of contexts are emphasised. The skills and attributes developed for employment in a range of careers involving children are made clear across the programme and modules.

The course offers rigorous and multidisciplinary academic study through lectures, seminars, workshops and personal supervision. You will have access to a range of learning resources and pedagogical approaches, including media and digital technologies. During your three years of undergraduate study, you will be required to engage actively in reflexive personal study and interactively with your 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. Key basic understanding is established and gradually increased to allow you to develop more complex and sophisticated analysis. Through the systematic interactive elements of study, and emphasis on active engagement in your own learning the course responds to the needs and interests of learners 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:


EDUC1010Psychological Approaches to Child Development and Education20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC1014Becoming a Practitioner of Learning20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC1203Children, Young People, Families and the State20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC1205What is a Child: Social Construction of Childhood20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC1207Children's Rights and Social Justice20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

You can choose x1 module from Basket 1 or x 20 credits of discovery modules.

We cannot guarantee a clash-free option with discovery modules.

Basket 1

EDUC1040Second Language Acquisition and Learning20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC1213Contemporary Issues and Debates in Education20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC1604Building a Career from Education Studies20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC2011Child Welfare20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC2100Health, Well-being, Childhood and Youth20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC2104Psychological Approaches to Understanding and Supporting Children's Learning20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC2101International Perspectives of Pedagogy and Practice20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC2401Inclusive Education20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Basket 2

EDUC2000Contemporary Issues and Debates in Education 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC2007Teaching and Learning in Primary and Early Years20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LLLC2222Violent and Sexually Offending Young People20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LLLC2293Violent and Sexually Offending Young People20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery 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 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC3810Final Year Research Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
EDUC3903Children, Families and Cultural Diversity: Philosophical Perspectives20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC3042Supporting Learning in Children with Additional Needs20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EDUC3060Mathematics Education10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC3061Technology-enhanced language learning20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
EDUC3807Students Into Education20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOSS3001State of Emergency: Social science and the COVID-19 pandemic20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery 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.


Year4 - View timetable

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

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