Intercalated degrees - BSc Childhood Studies

Studying in a friendly, supportive community at the School for Policy Studies, you will join our undergraduates on their final year of the BSc Childhood Studies.

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

  • play and creativity,
  • youth, sexualities and gendered violence,
  • therapeutic work with children,
  • family support,
  • child and adolescent psychology,
  • changing families and the state,
  • youth policy and social welfare,
  • language and literacy,
  • children and young people in the law,
  • inter-professional working,
  • youth justice,
  • children in a global context,
  • changing families and the state,
  • child nutrition, activity and health.

Intercalating onto the BSc Childhood Studies will benefit students who are considering a career working with children and young people or their families, those who are interested in developing an holistic approach to their future practice, or those who want to develop their academic knowledge and skills within an interdisciplinary, research-led subject.

You will explore this subject with internationally recognised academics whose work is focused on children and families, developing your understanding of childhood from diverse perspectives, including psychology, sociology, education, policy studies, law, and health and social care. You will become an active researcher through research projects and your dissertation or guided study project, fostering highly sought after skills that will equip you for a wide range of careers.

Studying in a friendly, supportive community at the School for Policy Studies, you will join our undergraduates on their final year of the course. You will complete either a substantial research-based dissertation and four taught units, or a smaller independent guided study project and five taught units, selected from a wide range of unit options.

I have SO enjoyed this year! I chose BSc Childhood Studies as my intercalated degree because I have always been interested in working with children in the future and find the childhood stage of development fascinating.... It is not only in paediatrics that learning about children is important; thinking about how children may be affected and knowing about services/information that could be useful is important for any GPs or doctor who may be looking after a patient whose family includes children. The opportunity to study in a less prescribed manner, with flexibility to direct my reading into new areas of interest and build my discussion and essay-writing skills has been a great way of learning (quite different to medicine). Making a new bunch of student friends is a plus too!

Nina, Intercalating student, 2015

Intercalated degrees at Bristol

All UK and international medical, dental and vet students can intercalate at the University of Bristol. Find out more about studying for an intercalated degree at Bristol.

How to apply

Please apply directly to us for intercalated degrees using our online application form

Accommodation for intercalating students

Students who intercalate from other institutions are guaranteed an offer of accommodation subject to the conditions of Bristol’s accommodation agreement for first-year undergraduate students.

Contact

For further information, please visit the Faculty of Heath Sciences' intercalation page or contact Jo Staines, (jo.staines@bristol.ac.uk).