What makes young people tick? What shapes and influences children’s development? How can the adults who work with children support them more effectively? Childhood and youth studies is one of the UK’s fastest growing academic disciplines. The OU is a pioneer in this field and over the last 15 years has developed this wide-ranging interdisciplinary degree for anyone working with children and young people or with a general interest in the field.
Open entry. Computer and internet access required.
If you’re new to study or to the OU, we recommend that you start with a course at Level 1.
This degree will give you knowledge and analytical skills relevant to many careers in childcare, health and education; working with families; playwork or working with young people.
Distance and Flexible learning
Education, Childhood and Youth