Child and Youth Studies

Moray College UHI


Main campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Year 1 - CertHE
Introduction to social policy; Nature of health; Introduction to the early childhood philosophy and practice; Psychology of developmental and individual differences; Sociology of the family; the enquiring student.

Year 2 - DipHE
Recognising and challenging discrimination and disadvantage; Working in partnership; Adolescence; researching the social world.

2 optional modules include:
Advanced study skills; Play and childhood; Providing a curriculum for life; Care and control; Cognition; Health psychology; Principles and foundations of health promotion; Specialist provision; Contemporary issues; The individual, society and the health continuum; Urban rural divide.

Year 3 - BA
Legislation and childhood; Ethical issues; Literature review; Comparative childcare: a European perspective.

Option modules include:
developing professional practice through placement; issues of risk; introduction to effective management and leadership; Promoting and enhancing parenting; Promotion of diversity and equality; Acquisition of language; Developmental psychology: learning in the classroom; Alcohol and drugs studies; Healthy people, healthy places: challenges for public health.

Year 4 - BA (Hons)
Core modules are: Dissertation; Professional reflection modules.

Option modules include:
Research with children and young people; The UNCRC: investigating exploitations, youth justice and education in relation to children's rights; A globalised view of childcare; Developmental disorders; Comparative health studies; Child and adolescent mental health; Disability and society; Abnormal psychology; Computers, cognition and e-learning; Food and behaviour.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers, or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services (Children and Young People) plus 1 additional Higher. Interview.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

8 years


Education and Child Care

SCQF Level