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CHILD
Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

Childhood Studies

Childhood Studies

Childhood Studies

Childhood Studies

Childhood Studies

This course is also available with an integrated foundation year. Apply using UCAS code X371. Find out more here
International Scholarships available

Overview

If you want a career that benefits children, it is vital that you gain a true understanding of the issues affecting them. On this course, you will gain a whole-child perspective, from pre-birth to early adulthood.

You will experience professional project work through innovative, child-focused placements, such as working with a children's charity, educational organisation, national company, a children's business or in a relevant community setting. You will develop a deep understanding of influences upon children and social rights issues, giving you the platform required to enter a career involving children, from teaching through to community development work.

Childhood and children's lives are considered from different perspectives. The experiences of children in different contexts, both national and global, are examined. Our staff come from a variety of professional backgrounds, adding depth and breadth to your course and you are encouraged to work together with fellow students to explore questions and issues.

Our course is structured around four strands:
The Sociology & Social Policy strand looks at the relationship between the child, family, community and state.
The Psychology & Development strand investigates the various influences upon child development.
The Contemporary Debates in Childhood strand explores current issues relevant to children and childhood, including children's rights, childhood research, and moral dilemmas.
The Critical Reflection strand assists you in monitoring and recording your growing expertise to honours graduate level, and planning a career pathway.

There is a vocational experience in year two that helps you focus on your intended career destination.



Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.

During your second year, you will gain practical work experience through a work placement which can take place in settings such as schools, youth clubs or children's charities in the UK or overseas.

You are encouraged to challenge yourself and undertake a placement in an area you have little experience of so you can increase your understanding of children's issues.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

Visit our Distance Learning Website

Course Features

  • Placements
  • Specialist facilities
  • Real-life projects
  • Study abroad option
  • Practice based learning
  • Part-time study available
  • Integrated Foundation Year available
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award
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Entry Requirements

64
POINTS REQUIRED

Places available on this course through Clearing. Please call us on 0113 812 3113 to discuss your qualifications, skills and experience. We are interested in hearing from students who are passionate about the subject and we will assess your application on a range of factors including, but not limited to, your performance in examinations and assessments.

UCAS Tariff Points: 64 points required. (Minimum 48 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Due to the popularity of this course, we may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ENHANCED CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS:

Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course, (processed through the University only). The University is unable to accept DBS checks obtained through another institution (this includes those registered with the DBS Update Service); the checks undertaken by the University are appropriate to the course of study and relevant regulated activity placements. For important information on the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check process click here.

SELF DECLARATION:

You will be asked to complete this online form as part of the DBS check process. You will be asked to identify on the self-declaration form if you have any cautions/convictions that would not be filtered out on a DBS certificate. For details on filtering, please click here. The form will also ask if you have resided outside of the UK after the age of 16, to establish if an Overseas Police Record check may be required.

Overseas Police Checks/Letter of Good Conduct

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants; those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency of 12 months or more after the age of 16; therefore, require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country(ies) prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will also be required prior to enrolment; the DBS team will send you guidance on how to apply following your offer of a place. The application process and timeframes for Overseas Police checks can differ from country to country and so it is recommended that you start the process as soon as possible after you have been made a conditional/Unconditional offer to ensure you have enough lead in time to obtain the check prior to enrolment. For some countries, an individual can only apply in person and so it is preferable for those applicants still resident in the relevant country, to apply before entering the UK.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Places available on this course through Clearing. Please call us on 0113 812 3113 to discuss your qualifications, skills and experience. We are interested in hearing from students who are passionate about the subject and we will assess your application on a range of factors including, but not limited to, your performance in examinations and assessments.

UCAS Tariff Points: 64 points required. (Minimum 48 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Due to the popularity of this course, we may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ENHANCED CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS:

Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course, (processed through the University only). The University is unable to accept DBS checks obtained through another institution (this includes those registered with the DBS Update Service); the checks undertaken by the University are appropriate to the course of study and relevant regulated activity placements. For important information on the UK Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check process click here.

SELF DECLARATION:

You will be asked to complete this online form as part of the DBS check process. You will be asked to identify on the self-declaration form if you have any cautions/convictions that would not be filtered out on a DBS certificate. For details on filtering, please click here. The form will also ask if you have resided outside of the UK after the age of 16, to establish if an Overseas Police Record check may be required.

Overseas Police Checks/Letter of Good Conduct

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants; those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency of 12 months or more after the age of 16; therefore, require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country(ies) prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will also be required prior to enrolment; the DBS team will send you guidance on how to apply following your offer of a place. The application process and timeframes for Overseas Police checks can differ from country to country and so it is recommended that you start the process as soon as possible after you have been made a conditional/Unconditional offer to ensure you have enough lead in time to obtain the check prior to enrolment. For some countries, an individual can only apply in person and so it is preferable for those applicants still resident in the relevant country, to apply before entering the UK.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Jenny Rowbotham

Careers

Jenny Rowbotham
Student Placement Eureka! The National Children's Museum

BA (Hons) Childhood Studies

“For as long as I can remember I've wanted to work with kids. It's been an amazing opportunity to do a placement as part of my degree and I've experienced all areas of the Museum, enabling children to learn through play. My experience also allowed me to work with disabled adults and children which was really rewarding.

Teaching and learning

Gain a deep understanding of children and childhood, developing critical awareness and anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory values, beliefs and attitudes, to prepare for a professional career working with children, young people and families. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload will be informed by your core modules and the option modules you choose to study – the information provided is an indication of what you can expect and may be subject to change. The option modules listed are also an indication of what will be available to you. Their availability is subject to demand and you will be advised which option modules you can choose at the beginning of each year of study.

Download 2019/20 Course Spec Download
Discover the key ideas and disciplines that underpin the study of childhood, including sociology, psychology and development. You will engage in contemporary debates about key issues relating to childhood, such as children’s rights, and you will develop your academic study skills through the production of formal essays, referencing, time management and learning how to construct and structure an argument.
Overall workload
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283 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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741 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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176 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
60%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
40%
Core Modules

Develop your understanding of the changing and contested concept of childhood. You will be introduced to the methods and principles of studying childhood, together with key concepts, such as social construction, ideology and discourse.

The Academic Self

Developmental Psychology

Discuss their rights and how they are upheld in families and in the courts throughout history and in the present day.

Learn to use sociology to understand the diverse social experiences of children and young people.

Deepen your expertise through the study of more complex ideas related to the key disciplines of sociology, psychology and philosophy. You will be introduced to research methods to help prepare for your Major Independent Study.
Overall workload
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249 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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771 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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180 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
20%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
80%
Core Modules

Study different sociological perspectives and research related to social inequality, childhood and youth. You will examine the overlapping influences of social class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion and disability that generate different experiences in the transition to adulthood.

The Professional Self

Exploring childhood through the concepts of philosophy, you will delve into the definition of childhood and the relationship of children to rights, risks, moral responsibility and social education.

Gain an introductory understanding of qualitative and quantitative research and the ability to critically interpret and evaluate research accounts in literature. You will consider appropriate research methods in the field of childhood and youth as well as ethical issues when undertaking research with children.

Option modules may include:

Study how the changing meaning of childhood is described in visual culture and in literature.

This module introduces you to the range of professionals and approaches in addressing child welfare and providing effective support for families, whilst making links with the employability aspects of the course.

You will learn to draw on a range of psychological, sociological and educational perspectives to create your own personal philosophy for working with children from birth to seven years.

Explore how the social construction of adolescence influences the experience of young people in contemporary societies.

The intersectionality of race, gender and culture will be the focus throughout the module, drawing on feminist, critical race and cultural postcolonial theory.

You will conclude your final year by pursuing a topic of your choice and carrying out in-depth academic research for your Major Independent Study. You will also have a choice of option modules, which will allow you to tailor your study to support your individual career interests.
Overall workload
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226 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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794 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Clock icon
180 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
25%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
75%
Core Modules
The Graduate Self

Undertake a project of independent learning in an area of the curriculum that has particular personal interest and value to you.

Option modules may include:
Plus one professional pathway option module from the following:

Learn evidence based approaches to dealing with the needs of children with autism and their families.

Explore the history of race, racism and white supremacy, particularly as it relates to those racialized as mixed-race. This module pays particular attention to the way that race impacts upon childhood and schooling.

Drawing on theory and research from criminology and childhood studies, you will consider different explanations for offending; the impact of inequalities related to social class, gender and ethnicity; and different forms of social and state intervention in the lives of children and young people.

Children, Crime & Social Justice

Learn to critically analyse the factors which impact upon vulnerable families in contemporary society and the role of the state in terms of a spectrum of interventions.

Plus one professional pathway option module from the following:

Examine community development and healthy public policy relating to working with children, young people and families to promote their health.

Children's play is significant for social, physical, cognitive, creative and emotional development and you will be expected to observe playgrounds and interview children to get a deeper understanding of these issues.

Gain a practical and theoretical introduction to coaching and mentoring children. This module will equip you with a range of techniques and interventions suitable for addressing the emotional needs of children in an informal coaching and mentoring capacity.

Download 2019/20 Course Spec Download
Discover the key ideas and disciplines that underpin the study of childhood, including sociology, psychology and development. You will engage in contemporary debates about key issues relating to childhood, such as children’s rights, and you will develop your academic study skills through the production of formal essays, referencing, time management and learning how to construct and structure an argument.
Overall workload
Clock icon
283 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
741 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Clock icon
176 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
60%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
40%
Core Modules

Develop your understanding of the changing and contested concept of childhood. You will be introduced to the methods and principles of studying childhood, together with key concepts, such as social construction, ideology and discourse.

The Academic Self

Developmental Psychology

Discuss their rights and how they are upheld in families and in the courts throughout history and in the present day.

Learn to use sociology to understand the diverse social experiences of children and young people.

Deepen your expertise through the study of more complex ideas related to the key disciplines of sociology, psychology and philosophy. You will be introduced to research methods to help prepare for your Major Independent Study.
Overall workload
Clock icon
249 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
771 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Clock icon
180 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
20%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
80%
Core Modules

Study different sociological perspectives and research related to social inequality, childhood and youth. You will examine the overlapping influences of social class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion and disability that generate different experiences in the transition to adulthood.

The Professional Self

Exploring childhood through the concepts of philosophy, you will delve into the definition of childhood and the relationship of children to rights, risks, moral responsibility and social education.

Gain an introductory understanding of qualitative and quantitative research and the ability to critically interpret and evaluate research accounts in literature. You will consider appropriate research methods in the field of childhood and youth as well as ethical issues when undertaking research with children.

Option modules may include:

Study how the changing meaning of childhood is described in visual culture and in literature.

This module introduces you to the range of professionals and approaches in addressing child welfare and providing effective support for families, whilst making links with the employability aspects of the course.

You will learn to draw on a range of psychological, sociological and educational perspectives to create your own personal philosophy for working with children from birth to seven years.

Explore how the social construction of adolescence influences the experience of young people in contemporary societies.

The intersectionality of race, gender and culture will be the focus throughout the module, drawing on feminist, critical race and cultural postcolonial theory.

You will conclude your final year by pursuing a topic of your choice and carrying out in-depth academic research for your Major Independent Study. You will also have a choice of option modules, which will allow you to tailor your study to support your individual career interests.
Overall workload
Clock icon
226 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
794 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Clock icon
180 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
25%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
75%
Core Modules
The Graduate Self

Undertake a project of independent learning in an area of the curriculum that has particular personal interest and value to you.

Option modules may include:
Plus one professional pathway option module from the following:

Learn evidence based approaches to dealing with the needs of children with autism and their families.

Explore the history of race, racism and white supremacy, particularly as it relates to those racialized as mixed-race. This module pays particular attention to the way that race impacts upon childhood and schooling.

Drawing on theory and research from criminology and childhood studies, you will consider different explanations for offending; the impact of inequalities related to social class, gender and ethnicity; and different forms of social and state intervention in the lives of children and young people.

Children, Crime & Social Justice

Learn to critically analyse the factors which impact upon vulnerable families in contemporary society and the role of the state in terms of a spectrum of interventions.

Plus one professional pathway option module from the following:

Examine community development and healthy public policy relating to working with children, young people and families to promote their health.

Children's play is significant for social, physical, cognitive, creative and emotional development and you will be expected to observe playgrounds and interview children to get a deeper understanding of these issues.

Gain a practical and theoretical introduction to coaching and mentoring children. This module will equip you with a range of techniques and interventions suitable for addressing the emotional needs of children in an informal coaching and mentoring capacity.

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Discover the key ideas and disciplines that underpin the study of childhood, including sociology, psychology and development. You will engage in contemporary debates about key issues relating to childhood, such as children’s rights, and you will develop your academic study skills through the production of formal essays, referencing, time management and learning how to construct and structure an argument.
Overall workload
Clock icon
283 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
741 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Clock icon
176 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
60%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
40%
Core Modules

Develop your understanding of the changing and contested concept of childhood. You will be introduced to the methods and principles of studying childhood, together with key concepts, such as social construction, ideology and discourse.

The Academic Self

Developmental Psychology

Discuss their rights and how they are upheld in families and in the courts throughout history and in the present day.

Learn to use sociology to understand the diverse social experiences of children and young people.

Deepen your expertise through the study of more complex ideas related to the key disciplines of sociology, psychology and philosophy. You will be introduced to research methods to help prepare for your Major Independent Study.
Overall workload
Clock icon
249 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
771 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Clock icon
180 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
20%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
80%
Core Modules

Study different sociological perspectives and research related to social inequality, childhood and youth. You will examine the overlapping influences of social class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion and disability that generate different experiences in the transition to adulthood.

The Professional Self

Exploring childhood through the concepts of philosophy, you will delve into the definition of childhood and the relationship of children to rights, risks, moral responsibility and social education.

Gain an introductory understanding of qualitative and quantitative research and the ability to critically interpret and evaluate research accounts in literature. You will consider appropriate research methods in the field of childhood and youth as well as ethical issues when undertaking research with children.

Option modules may include:

Study how the changing meaning of childhood is described in visual culture and in literature.

This module introduces you to the range of professionals and approaches in addressing child welfare and providing effective support for families, whilst making links with the employability aspects of the course.

You will learn to draw on a range of psychological, sociological and educational perspectives to create your own personal philosophy for working with children from birth to seven years.

Explore how the social construction of adolescence influences the experience of young people in contemporary societies.

The intersectionality of race, gender and culture will be the focus throughout the module, drawing on feminist, critical race and cultural postcolonial theory.

You will conclude your final year by pursuing a topic of your choice and carrying out in-depth academic research for your Major Independent Study. You will also have a choice of option modules, which will allow you to tailor your study to support your individual career interests.
Overall workload
Clock icon
226 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
794 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Clock icon
180 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
25%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
75%
Core Modules
The Graduate Self

Undertake a project of independent learning in an area of the curriculum that has particular personal interest and value to you.

Option modules may include:
Plus one professional pathway option module from the following:

Learn evidence based approaches to dealing with the needs of children with autism and their families.

Explore the history of race, racism and white supremacy, particularly as it relates to those racialized as mixed-race. This module pays particular attention to the way that race impacts upon childhood and schooling.

Drawing on theory and research from criminology and childhood studies, you will consider different explanations for offending; the impact of inequalities related to social class, gender and ethnicity; and different forms of social and state intervention in the lives of children and young people.

Children, Crime & Social Justice

Working with Vulnerable Families

Plus one professional pathway option module from the following:

Examine community development and healthy public policy relating to working with children, young people and families to promote their health.

Children's play is significant for social, physical, cognitive, creative and emotional development and you will be expected to observe playgrounds and interview children to get a deeper understanding of these issues.

Gain a practical and theoretical introduction to coaching and mentoring children. This module will equip you with a range of techniques and interventions suitable for addressing the emotional needs of children in an informal coaching and mentoring capacity.

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Discover the key ideas and disciplines that underpin the study of childhood, including sociology, psychology and development. You will engage in contemporary debates about key issues relating to childhood, such as children’s rights, and you will develop your academic study skills through the production of formal essays, referencing, time management and learning how to construct and structure an argument.
Overall workload
Clock icon
283 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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741 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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176 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
60%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
40%
Core Modules

Develop your understanding of the changing and contested concept of childhood. You will be introduced to the methods and principles of studying childhood, together with key concepts, such as social construction, ideology and discourse.

The Academic Self

Developmental Psychology

Discuss their rights and how they are upheld in families and in the courts throughout history and in the present day.

Learn to use sociology to understand the diverse social experiences of children and young people.

Deepen your expertise through the study of more complex ideas related to the key disciplines of sociology, psychology and philosophy. You will be introduced to research methods to help prepare for your Major Independent Study.
Overall workload
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249 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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771 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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180 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
20%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
80%
Core Modules

Study different sociological perspectives and research related to social inequality, childhood and youth. You will examine the overlapping influences of social class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion and disability that generate different experiences in the transition to adulthood.

The Professional Self

Exploring childhood through the concepts of philosophy, you will delve into the definition of childhood and the relationship of children to rights, risks, moral responsibility and social education.

Gain an introductory understanding of qualitative and quantitative research and the ability to critically interpret and evaluate research accounts in literature. You will consider appropriate research methods in the field of childhood and youth as well as ethical issues when undertaking research with children.

Option modules may include:

Study how the changing meaning of childhood is described in visual culture and in literature.

This module introduces you to the range of professionals and approaches in addressing child welfare and providing effective support for families, whilst making links with the employability aspects of the course.

You will learn to draw on a range of psychological, sociological and educational perspectives to create your own personal philosophy for working with children from birth to seven years.

Explore how the social construction of adolescence influences the experience of young people in contemporary societies.

The intersectionality of race, gender and culture will be the focus throughout the module, drawing on feminist, critical race and cultural postcolonial theory.

You will conclude your final year by pursuing a topic of your choice and carrying out in-depth academic research for your Major Independent Study. You will also have a choice of option modules, which will allow you to tailor your study to support your individual career interests.
Overall workload
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226 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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794 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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180 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
25%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
75%
Core Modules
The Graduate Self

Undertake a project of independent learning in an area of the curriculum that has particular personal interest and value to you.

Option modules may include:
Plus one professional pathway option module from the following:

Learn evidence based approaches to dealing with the needs of children with autism and their families.

Explore the history of race, racism and white supremacy, particularly as it relates to those racialized as mixed-race. This module pays particular attention to the way that race impacts upon childhood and schooling.

Drawing on theory and research from criminology and childhood studies, you will consider different explanations for offending; the impact of inequalities related to social class, gender and ethnicity; and different forms of social and state intervention in the lives of children and young people.

Children, Crime & Social Justice

Working with Vulnerable Families

Plus one professional pathway option module from the following:

Examine community development and healthy public policy relating to working with children, young people and families to promote their health.

Children's play is significant for social, physical, cognitive, creative and emotional development and you will be expected to observe playgrounds and interview children to get a deeper understanding of these issues.

Gain a practical and theoretical introduction to coaching and mentoring children. This module will equip you with a range of techniques and interventions suitable for addressing the emotional needs of children in an informal coaching and mentoring capacity.

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Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Use of our School Practice Collection
  • Field trips to York and Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Placement travel costs 
    (Amount dependent on location)

Course-specific optional expenses

  • Field trip to New York
    (In years 1, 2 and 3, you will have the opportunity to go to New York. This will cost approximately £900 per trip)
  • Field trip to London
    (In years 1, 2 and 3, you will have the opportunity to go to London. These trips includes an overnight stay, Natural History museum ticket and theatre visit. Each trip costs a maximum of £140 plus optional spending money)
  • End of semester meal
    (End of semester 2, year 1 meal will be pre-organised at a set rate of no more than £18)
  • Christmas meal
    (Year 2 Christmas meal will be at a set rate of no more than £18)
  • Graduation celebration meal
    (Year 3 end of semester celebration meal will be pre-organised at a set rate of no more than £18)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 201920 on this course is £1541.60 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £77.08. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Use of our School Practice Collection
  • Field trips to York and Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Placement travel costs 
    (Amount dependent on location)

Course-specific optional expenses

  • Field trip to New York
    (In years 1, 2 and 3, you will have the opportunity to go to New York. This will cost approximately £900 per trip)
  • Field trip to London
    (In years 1, 2 and 3, you will have the opportunity to go to London. These trips includes an overnight stay, Natural History museum ticket and theatre visit. Each trip costs a maximum of £140 plus optional spending money)
  • End of semester meal
    (End of semester 2, year 1 meal will be pre-organised at a set rate of no more than £18)
  • Christmas meal
    (Year 2 Christmas meal will be at a set rate of no more than £18)
  • Graduation celebration meal
    (Year 3 end of semester celebration meal will be pre-organised at a set rate of no more than £18)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 201920 on this course is £2000 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £100. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

The tuition fee rates for undergraduate applicants, commencing their course in the 2020/21 academic year, are yet to be set at this time by the UK Government. We expect these fee rates will be set in October 2019. Should you wish to view the fee charges for this course for the previous year you can do so by changing the entry point to September 2019 in the 'Start Date' section of this page above.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Use of our School Practice Collection
  • Field trips to York and Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Placement travel costs
    (You will need to cover the costs to travel to / from unpaid work placements.)

Course-specific optional expenses

  • Extracurricular trips
    (Optional trips may include V&A Museum of Childhood, The National Centre for Children’s Books and The National Videogame Museum. These trips will be pre-organised and will cost no more than £30. You will be given prior notice about all trips so you can pay for them over a set number of weeks at no extra cost.)
  • Field trip to Hull Prison
    (This self-funded trip is optional for third year students studying the Crime & Social Justice module in semester 1. You will be given prior notice about all trips so you can pay for them over a set number of weeks at no extra cost.))
  • Meals out
    (In years 1, 2 and 3 there will be an optional meal at Pizza Express, which will be self-funded.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fees for this course, for applicants commencing their course in the 202021 academic year, are yet to be set at this time. These fee rates will be set in October 2019. Should you wish to view the fee charges for this course for the previous year you can do so by changing the entry point to September 2019 in the 'Start Date' section of this page above.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Use of our School Practice Collection
  • Field trips to York and Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Placement travel costs
    (You will need to cover the costs to travel to / from unpaid work placements.)

Course-specific optional expenses

  • Extracurricular trips
    (Optional trips may include V&A Museum of Childhood, The National Centre for Children’s Books and The National Videogame Museum. These trips will be pre-organised and will cost no more than £30. You will be given prior notice about all trips so you can pay for them over a set number of weeks at no extra cost.)
  • Field trip to Hull Prison
    (This self-funded trip is optional for third year students studying the Crime & Social Justice module in semester 1. You will be given prior notice about all trips so you can pay for them over a set number of weeks at no extra cost.))
  • Meals out
    (In years 1, 2 and 3 there will be an optional meal at Pizza Express, which will be self-funded.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee rates for undergraduate applicants, commencing their course in the 2020/21 academic year, are yet to be set at this time by the UK Government. We expect these fee rates will be set in October 2019. Should you wish to view the fee charges for this course for the previous year you can do so by changing the entry point to September 2019 in the 'Start Date' section of this page above.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Use of our School Practice Collection
  • Field trips to York and Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Placement travel costs
    (You will need to cover the costs to travel to / from unpaid work placements.)

Course-specific optional expenses

  • Extracurricular trips
    (Optional trips may include V&A Museum of Childhood, The National Centre for Children’s Books and The National Videogame Museum. These trips will be pre-organised and will cost no more than £30. You will be given prior notice about all trips so you can pay for them over a set number of weeks at no extra cost.)
  • Field trip to Hull Prison
    (This self-funded trip is optional for third year students studying the Crime & Social Justice module in semester 1. You will be given prior notice about all trips so you can pay for them over a set number of weeks at no extra cost.))
  • Meals out
    (In years 1, 2 and 3 there will be an optional meal at Pizza Express, which will be self-funded.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fees for this course, for applicants commencing their course in the 202021 academic year, are yet to be set at this time. These fee rates will be set in October 2019. Should you wish to view the fee charges for this course for the previous year you can do so by changing the entry point to September 2019 in the 'Start Date' section of this page above.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Use of our School Practice Collection
  • Field trips to York and Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Placement travel costs
    (You will need to cover the costs to travel to / from unpaid work placements.)

Course-specific optional expenses

  • Extracurricular trips
    (Optional trips may include V&A Museum of Childhood, The National Centre for Children’s Books and The National Videogame Museum. These trips will be pre-organised and will cost no more than £30. You will be given prior notice about all trips so you can pay for them over a set number of weeks at no extra cost.)
  • Field trip to Hull Prison
    (This self-funded trip is optional for third year students studying the Crime & Social Justice module in semester 1. You will be given prior notice about all trips so you can pay for them over a set number of weeks at no extra cost.))
  • Meals out
    (In years 1, 2 and 3 there will be an optional meal at Pizza Express, which will be self-funded.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • School Practice Collection
    School Practice Collection

    Our School Practice Collection offers a wide range of journals, electronic resources and equipment selected specifically to help you prepare for your teaching practice.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Location

Headingley Campus

Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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