Buckinghamshire New University

Buckinghamshire New University

Child and Adolescent Studies

Students study childhood and youth from multiple theoretical perspectives drawn from the social sciences including psychology, sociology, social policy and health. The course is suitable for applicants working with children and young people across health, education and social care services; specifically this course is most suitable for school nurses, health visitors, children's nurses, teachers, social workers, early years practitioners, youth workers, volunteers working with children and young people, children's centre staff, public health practitioners and those working in local authority services for children and young people; the course provides academic skills and contributes to continuing professional development.

Entry requirements

2.1 in a relevant Honours degree; alternatively, candidates with professional qualifications and directly relevant work experience may be considered; for non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.0 overall (6.0 in writing).

Course modules

PgCert: core modules; perspectives of childhood; challenges in childhood. PgDip: core modules; contemporary issues in childhood. MSc core modules; dissertation (60 credits).

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 3,700 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,700 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
High Wycombe Campus High Wycombe HP11 2JZ South East

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0330 123 2023