Childhood Studies

"In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry of idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.”


- Lydia Sigourney

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What Is childhood studies?


As the term is coined, Childhood Studies is the study of children and young people. This interdisciplinary subject offers an insight into the holistic development, education and experience of children and youths. The study is of utmost significance to 21st century research in
understanding the perspectives and ideas held by children and the people they interact with.

You will have the chance to work inclusively with this group of people, experience at first hand how living environment and culture impacts a child’s perspective and wellbeing. You will also
explore topics such as protection and provision of children’s rights.


This course will focus highly on child-centred approach, where one is encouraged to regularly consider the interest of the child. The emphasis is placed on experience based learning in
additional to academic study.

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Careers in Childhood Studies

With a degree in Childhood Studies, you can look forward to a multitude of careers related to working with children and young people. You can choose to work in many sectors including health, social care and education.


The following are possible careers choices with a degree in Childhood Studies:

Early Years Teacher

Family Support Worker

Learning Mentor

Primary School Teacher

Special Educational Needs Teacher

Social Worker

Other jobs related to your degree:

Child Psychologist

Speech & Language Therapist

Children’s Nurse 


Education Psychologist



There is a selection of institutions that offer a degree in Childhood Studies. For instance, the University of Bristol provides a 3 years full time degree in Childhood Studies which has been declared the best in the UK. Graduates will be able to build a concrete and thorough understanding of childhood development. The University of Leeds also offers the course on campus where you will study the key disciplines that comprise childhood studies and carve a career in the field of Childhood Studies.


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