A Childhood and Youth Studies degree can open the door to a range of rewarding areas of practice working with children and young people.
If you are passionate about achieving the best outcomes for children and young people and you want to learn alongside likeminded people in an innovative learning environment, then the Childhood and Youth Studies degree aims to both excite and challenge you. Our course offers you a flexible learning experience where you can tailor your learning to develop the knowledge skills and experience needed to pursue the particular area work with children and young people you are most passionate about.
While on the course you will have the opportunity to explore important areas of practice, such as education, health and social justice through both in-class learning and practical work experience. You can learn from academics and practice partners who collectively have a vast amount of experience across a range of relevant areas of study and practice. Over the course of your studies you will also have the opportunity to take part in a range of exciting international educational experiences.
91% of our students agreed the course provided opportunities for them to apply what they had learnt.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
The course aims to give you a critical understanding of the most current issues experienced by children and young people, and to equip you to shape the delivery of services to children and young people in your future practice.
Through the course design you should gain a wide range or knowledge, skills and practical experience in areas such as education, mentoring, advocacy, group work, advice and guidance. You will have the opportunity to develop these areas of learning through a combination of in-class workshop guidance, practical application and practice within supported placement settings.
National graduate job destination data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows that those with a degree in this subject have entered roles such as classroom and educational assistants, youth workers, child and family support managers, kids’ club co-ordinators, outreach support workers, residential child care workers, as well as more general roles in social enterprises.
The practical nature of the course means you will graduate with placement experience, practical knowledge and problem-solving skills. Upon successful completion of the course, you can move into a range of different child-related professions or take further professional qualifications, such as the PGCE if you would like to enter teaching, or an MA in Social Work if a career as a social worker appeals.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
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