About the course
This course explores child development, welfare and the right to equal access to services and life opportunities regardless of social difference, as you study current practice and expectations of working with children and young people. Academic and practical knowledge of the needs of children, young people and families equips you to provide a skilled service, preparing you for your career. There is a strong employability focus at all levels of the BA (Hons) Child and Adolescent Studies course, which will enable you to develop a range of transferable, employability-enhancing skills. The degree includes a range of skills and levels of personal enquiry deemed essential in the world of work. The qualities, knowledge and skills you gain will equip you for employment within the child development, child protection and broader social care sectors. The course is concerned with policy and legislation relating to children and adolescents. It prepares graduates for a range of roles including those in the voluntary, private and public sectors. This course has the option to be taken over four years which includes a year placement in industry. Undertaking a year in industry has many benefits. You gain practical experience and build your CV, as well as being a great opportunity to sample a profession and network with potential future employers.
Intake Months
October, February, April, June, August
Delivery Locations
Bachelor Degree
Estimated annual course fee
GBP 12,650
Currency exchange
1 Year
English language requirements
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Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
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Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 131
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Listening: 59, Reading: 59, Speaking: 59, Writing: 173
Academic entry requirements
You must have successfully completed an United Kingdom Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification)%0AEquivalent qualifications may also include a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.%0AMe
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University of Bedfordshire

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The University of Bedfordshire is a public university situated in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, England. The university has roots from 1882, however, it gained university status in 1992 as University of Luton. Then changed the name to the University of Bedfordshire in 2006 by the approval of the Privy Council by merging the University of Luton and the Bedford campus of De Montfort University.
The university is sprawled across six campuses; there are 4 campuses in Bedfordshire, in Luton and Bedford, 2 campuses in Buckinghamshire, in Aylesbury (for the students of Midwifery and Nursing) and in Milton Keynes (for business studies, telecommunications and electronic engineering). The university had entered the Research Assessment Exercise in 2008 and had achieved a GPA of 2.087 with 34.7 percent internationally.
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