University of Portsmouth

BA Hons Childhood and Youth Studies with Psychology

Want to understand what makes young people tick and how to use this knowledge to make a positive difference to their lives?

On this BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies with Psychology degree course, you’ll unpack the issues facing people aged 8-25 and combine it with the study of psychology. You'll broaden your understanding of child development, setting you up for a rewarding career in fields such as youth work, health care and teaching.

Entry Requirements

A levels – ABB–BBC
UCAS points – 112–128 points (calculate your UCAS points)
BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM–DMM

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Career Prospects

After the course, you can take your expert skills and knowledge into a rewarding career working with young people and children.

Course Details

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Becoming a Researcher
Child and Youth Development
Health & Well Being of the Child and Young Person.
Introduction to Social Psychology
Understanding Childhoods

Year 2

Children’s Social Minds
Professional Practice with Children and Young People
Psychological Science
Research with Children and Young People
Youth Culture
Optional modules
-Development of Learning
-Digital Natives
-Global Childhoods
-Modern Foreign Language
-Understanding Personal Life
Optional placement year
 On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to
get valuable experience working in industry.

Year 3

Dissertation / Major Project
Psychology in the Community
Optional modules
-Behaviour Matters
-Children and Young People with Severe Learning Difficulties
-Families in Need
-Introduction to Teaching
-Going Outside: Pedagogies for Outdoor Learning
-Issues Relating to Children and Young People's Mental Health
-Psychology in Practice
-Working with Looked After Children
-Young People’s Relationships and Aspirations

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