Institute of Education

Childhood and Family Studies and Sociology

BA (Hons) Full-time 3 years

If you have an interest in childhood, families and sociology then this course will develop your knowledge and understanding required for a range of careers in the statutory and voluntary sectors; particularly social and educational organisations working with children, their families and the services that support them.

If you have an interest in childhood, families and sociology then this course will develop your knowledge and understanding required for a range of careers in the statutory and voluntary sectors; particularly social and educational organisations working with children, their families and the services that support them.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code LX33
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Education

Why choose this course?

If you have an interest in childhood, families and sociology then this course will develop your knowledge and understanding required for a range of careers in the statutory and voluntary sectors; particularly social and educational organisations working with children, their families and the services that support them.

Whether you are new to this area or you have experience and you are looking for career development then this course will suit you. The course aims to provide students with the opportunity to understand the complexities of the world we live in. Students are encouraged to apply their sociological knowledge to a range of key social issues and to understand the impact such issues have on children and families.

This course is studied across two campuses. Childhood and Family modules are studied at Walsall Campus and Sociology modules are studied at Wolverhampton City Campus.

This degree sits within an exciting range of Childhood and Family Studies courses we offer within the Institute of Education.

What happens on the course?

During this course, you will undertake University-based learning at Wolverhampton and Walsall Campuses. Modules in the first year (level 4) focus on the following topics-

Power, Inclusion and Diversity

The Media and the Manufacture of Deviance

The Sociological Imagination

Safeguarding and Promoting Well-being

Child and Young Person Development

Introduction to Classical Sociological Theory

Students will actively engage in investigating the cultural, sociological, psychological, political and linguistic dimensions of working to support children, young people and their families.

You are expected to actively seek volunteering opportunities throughout your course in a variety of settings such as schools, nurseries, community care centres, hospitals, social services, libraries and other relevant settings.

During the 2nd year of study students are invited to a ‘transition’ event designed to aid and smooth their progression from level 5 to level 6. Participants were given advice about how to prepare for their level 6 studies and module leaders were able to provide reading and other summer work to those eager to make a start.  Examples of this included:

  • Academic staff offering support on refining your research title and questions
  • Literature review searching
  • Where can I get help over the summer?

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

98.2% Employability Rate across our courses (2016)

Successful completion of the BA (Hons) Childhood and Family Studies and Sociology degree can allow you to:

Find out more about further study that can be taken after completing this degree award.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

?Why become a student in the Institute of Education?

We are proud of our long-standing tradition of research and study in Childhood, Families and Communities and Sociology.

You will be taught in our state-of-the-art teaching buildings at Wolverhampton and Walsall Campuses, both just a short walk from the heart of the town. Our provision includes: buildings which are fitted with interactive whiteboards, lecture theatres, science classrooms, as well as social learning areas and a Starbucks coffee shop.

Who will teach you on this course?
Staff members who teach you on this course are from a range of professional backgrounds including education, local authorities, social work, working with young people and sociology and now work in Higher Education. You will benefit from the team’s expertise, as they all actively engage in research and writing.

The Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton has a strong focus on research and the part it plays in your study experience. All our lecturers are research active (see our profiles on the University web pages) and working on latest developments.

We are committed to student support, from enrolment to graduation. You will have a personal tutor to support your progression through your award.

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You will develop knowledge, be able to critically analyse, make judgments and evaluate key concepts, theories and principles in the area of childhood, family and sociology and research in those areas. You will also develop and consolidate a range of employability skills, including sharing information, working with and in groups, presenting information, digital literacy and critical thinking skills.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory Costs

  • DBS required at a minimum cost of £50 

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2020 Entry

  • 96 UCAS points
  • CCC from ‘A’ levels or equivalent
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Education, Health and Wellbeing 
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

Other Requirements

Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee.

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

‘Very friendly, approachable and helpful lecturers have helped to make the learning experience more enjoyable and accessible and this has helped to build my confidence’.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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