What makes young people tick? What shapes and influences children’s development? How can the adults who work with children support them more effectively? Childhood and youth studies is one of the UK’s fastest growing academic disciplines. The OU is a pioneer in this field and over the last 15 years has developed this wide-ranging interdisciplinary degree for anyone working with children and young people or with a general interest in the field. You’ll learn about child development and psychology, international childhoods and research with children – spanning the entire age range from early years to youth.
Key features of the course
- Spans the entire age range from early years to youth
- Topics include child development and psychology, international childhoods, research with children, and children’s literature
- Explores children and young people’s lives from different perspectives alongside students studying and working in different settings
- Relevant to a wide range of careers in childcare, education, health and social care