BSc Childhood Studies

The BSc Childhood Studies degree (classified as Social Work in the rankings) has been declared the best in the UK by The Guardian's 2018 university league table.

Childhood studies courses at Bristol

The social science of childhood and adolescence, encompassing psychology, education, disability, safeguarding, social exclusion, offending and more.

You will consider childhood in all its diverse forms, child and adolescent development, health, care, social welfare and education services for children and young people from a multidisciplinary perspective, both nationally and globally.

It is an interdisciplinary degree and programme units are drawn from a variety of different disciplines including psychology, social policy, health, education, sociology, law and social work. This means that you will encounter variety both in content and in teaching style.

Our childhood studies courses consists of a core curriculum of mandatory units and a choice each year of a number of additional units that you select from the range of units offered within the faculty and University.

Childhood studies at Bristol benefits from the expertise of lecturers and researchers with international reputations who come together to teach this programme, united by their common interest in children. Teaching and learning approaches are varied and include lectures, seminars and work in groups on real-life problems and issues. Observation visits will form an integral part of some units.

Intercalated degree

The School for Policy Studies runs the BSc in Childhood Studies - a highly successful one year intercalated degree for medical students.

Bristol Q-Step

Find out about our new Q Step programme for enhanced quantitative skills training in Social Sciences at the University of Bristol.

Childhood Studies magazine

Take a look at the latest Childhood Studies magazine 2017 (PDF, 1,771kB) with articles from current students and teaching staff.

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Contact us

School contact: Dr Jo Staines
Email: Jo.Staines@bristol.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)117 954 5598

Central admissions: socsci-ug-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

School for Policy Studies
University of Bristol
8 Priory Road
Bristol, BS8 1TZ

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