Childhood and Youth Studies, BA Hons

  • If you want to work with children in a rewarding career, we help you develop the essential skills for graduate employment
  • For those wanting to be their own boss, you will explore setting up your own social enterprise
  • Gain a solid understanding of children’s rights taught by leading experts in the field.

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time



Children are our future, so it's important that we look after them.

Our degree provides an analysis of the experiences of childhood and youth. It uses the subject disciplines of sociology, psychology and history to really explore childhood and will provide you with opportunities to specialise in your chosen areas.

If you are passionate about social change and want to be part of creating a better future for the next generation, this degree gives you the opportunity to study social enterprise. Here you will explore setting up your own social enterprise to help solve some of the challenges young people face, with the ultimate goal of graduating with an established enterprise and full time employment.

During your time with us you will gain an awareness of the rights of children and young people, with reference to their role and status in society. You will develop essential skills in recognising how the experiences of childhood and youth are shaped by class, race, gender, disability, sexuality, religion, poverty, region and nationality.

This degree will open doors to many employment opportunities. It is particularly fitting for those looking to progress into youth and community, psychology, social enterprise, the third sector and even local government positions. 

Alternatively it also provides a sound preparation for postgraduate courses in primary or early years teaching, social work, children's nursing and play therapy, as well as further academic study to MA or PhD level.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

What people say

Throughout my time at Greenwich the lecturers have been amazingly dedicated, providing us with a high level of education and support. My personal tutor in particular is always available to support me with any of my concerns.

Loretta E T Tanor
BA Hons Childhood and Youth Studies

Extra information


Students are assessed through:

  • Essays
  • An enquiry project
  • Literature reviews
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Reflective logs
  • Portfolios
  • Posters
  • Blogging
  • Wikis
  • Examinations.


This programme provides a sound preparation for postgraduate study in primary and early years teaching, social work and children's nursing, as well as academic study to an MA or PhD. Career opportunities
exist in education, health and social care, local government and community settings as well as in
the early years sector, social enterprise, youth and community and play therapy.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Situated in Avery Hill Park in Eltham, this campus combines the grace of a Victorian mansion with modern living and teaching facilities.

New Eltham and Falconwood (approx. 20 walk)

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Free 15 min stay parking available on campus. 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

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