Education (Childhood and Youth Studies)
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Explore today’s children, youth and families - and develop your practice to value every child.
On this course, you’ll examine child and adolescent development in today’s economic, social, global and technological landscapes. You’ll examine key issues impacting children, youth and families - like:
- the role of the state in parenting
- the impact of policy on childhood experiences
- how children develop independence
- global approaches to education and care
You’ll develop a confident ability to support all the children you work with - whatever their needs. And you’ll be able to identify and employ evidence-based techniques to support each child.
You’ll explore your interests as a practitioner - whether that’s understanding the learning process, or developing children’s language skills. You’ll be exposed to different approaches - sparking new ideas for your own practice. And you’ll graduate with new insight into today’s children, youth and families - and the knowledge of how you can support them.
How to apply
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Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year, your fees will increase each year.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
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It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
There are International Student Scholarships available for 2022 and other scholarships and funding options for postgraduate international students.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
On the course, you’ll learn about the whole child, their family and their development. You’ll examine the rapidly changing social, cultural and technological landscapes that impact today’s children and youth. And you’ll consider changing family composition as well.
You’ll have the freedom to explore your interests as a practitioner. You might explore online pedagogies in science teaching. Or examine theories of the mind in children with autism. Or you could explore early years learning.
You’ll work with practitioners from many childhood and youth settings - like:
- youth workers
- children’s centre workers
- health and wellbeing professionals.
You’ll be pushed outside your comfort zone. You’ll be exposed to practitioner approaches from beyond your professional area. And you’ll discover new ideas for your practice.
The course can be studied full time, or part time over two or three years. Classes take place in the early evenings, to fit around work commitments. And your assignments are timed to coincide with school holidays.
The School of Education, Humanities and Languages is a thriving centre for educational research and teacher professional development. Students on master's level programmes therefore join a large research community comprising researchers at all levels of higher education study.
We hold two major research conferences each year - the School of Education Research Conference and the EdD Colloquium. All students are invited to attend our annual Research
Seminar Series (which attracts both internal and external speakers). We also organise a number of conferences, lectures, seminars and debates, some of which have an international reach.
The School’s six research groups exist to encourage engagement in research, publication, conference presentations, seminars and workshops:
- Inclusion and Wellbeing
- Policy, Partnership and Leadership
- STEAM pedagogy and learning
- Humanistic Perspectives on Education
- Early Years
- Applied Linguistics
After you graduate
You’ll graduate with confident knowledge of the theory, research and policy underpinning your practice. You’ll understand how different techniques work. You’ll be able to make decisive decisions in any situation. And you’ll be able to convincingly explain your approaches to school leaders, parents and others.
You’ll also be more sensitive to children, youth and families’ diverse needs. You’ll become adept at creating inclusive learning environments - where everyone feels they belong. You’ll have increased awareness of social services for children, youth and families. And you’ll understand how these services can enrich lives and help mediate difficulties.