University of Bristol

This course explores the social factors that underpin many key aspects of childhood, including health and development. It will benefit intercalating students who are considering a career working with children and young people or their families, and those interested in developing a holistic approach to their future practice.

This interdisciplinary subject combines theoretical understandings from areas such as psychology, sociology, education, policy studies, law, health and social care, anthropology and history. It brings these perspectives to an understanding of children and young people from birth to 19 years of age, and of the political, economic and social environments in which they grow up.

Studying in a friendly, supportive community at the School for Policy Studies, you will explore the subject with internationally recognised academics whose work is focused on children and families, developing your understanding of childhood from diverse perspectives. You will become an active researcher through research projects and your dissertation.

You will be able to choose from a number of optional units, subject to change, which may include topics related to:

Children and Young People in the Law
Children in a Global Context
Interprofessional Working in Children’s Services
Child, Nutrition, Activity and Health
Therapeutic Work with Children
Child and Adolescent Psychology
Youth Justice
Disability in Society

You will complete either a substantial research-based dissertation and four taught units, or a smaller, guided independent study project and five taught units, selected from a range of options.

Entry requirements

You can study a BSc after two or more years of study on your professional programme. Please refer to the admissions statement on our intercalation website for full guidance on how your application will be assessed.

Closing date

The closing date for applications will be advised on the University of Bristol Intercalated degrees website.