Child and Youth Studies

UHI Shetland


Lerwick Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


A career in child and youth work is always going to present a diversity of situations and challenges. Add to this the unique urban and rural issues that evolve from a Highlands and Islands environment and you have another set of complex issues with which to engage.

This leading BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies course will give you a rigorous understanding of the specific concerns associated with child and youth issues in this region within the broader context of the UK and Europe.

The course is taught wholly online via UHI’s virtual learning environment (VLE) and you will be supported locally by a study adviser face-to-face, via email, telephone and online, which means that you can fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers; or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services (Children and Young People) plus 1 Higher. You are required to attend for interview in person or by telephone.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

Postgraduate study

Start Date

September, January




BA Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

8 years


Education and Childcare

SCQF Level