Why study this course

The applied nature of the course to the workplace means that you will have opportunities for relevant placements in practice at each level of learning

Optional modules will be offered that support particular strands of interest and graduate employment

This degree programme allows you to explore and critically evaluate a range of issues that define current practice with children, young people and communities.

The inter-disciplinary nature of the programme explores childhood, youth and community from both formal and informal perspectives.

Course summary

If you don’t have, or don’t think you will attain the normal tariff points for studying at BGU, this course will enable you to study for a degree without any UCAS points. The course is delivered over four years and includes a Foundation Year, which gives you a perfect introduction in what it means to be a university student, equipping you with the necessary skills and knowledge for effective undergraduate study. In addition, during your Foundation Year, you will study eight modules, all of which are designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to progress your studies in your chosen subjects.

The BA (Hons) Childhood, Youth and Community Studies with Foundation Year is a brand-new course for 2024 at BGU, Lincoln and combines modules from our Early Childhood Studies, Education Studies, Sociology and Professional Studies programmes.

Please note - the intended start date for this course is September 2024

About this course

This versatile multi-subject single honours BA (Hons) Childhood, Youth and Community Studies programme boasts an interprofessional and dynamic approach to learning that provides students with a framework for exploring key issues in contemporary child, youth and community education. In addition to considering a wide range of practice in more formal, informal and community education that involves the development of democratic and associational approaches, students have the opportunity to tailor their learning to fit specific career interests, build their confidence and acquire specialist skills sought by employers. Students will explore and critically evaluate a range of issues that define current practice with children, young people and communities. These will cover varied and relevant topics, including early childhood education, pedagogical approaches in formal and informal settings, inclusion of all learners and critical sociological perspectives on the current context of childhood, youth and community studies.

This is a new course currently in development. To register your interest and receive more information as it is published, please fill out the form below.