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Career enhancing opportunities – Sociology and Social Sciences

From visiting London to discover and reflect upon the range of childhood experiences in Britain today, to exploring and comparing gender and sexuality from an international perspective in the Netherlands, we offer a range of trips and opportunities for you to both apply and enhance your subject knowledge.

During your degree, we also invite employers to work with you so that you can apply your developing critical knowledge to solve real-world problems.

To students on our BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree, we also offer the Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Certificate (ECGPC) – this allows students to undertake one placement per year, really enhancing their career opportunities in this field.

Whatever additional opportunities may arise to enhance and develop your future; we will support you.

The Netherlands

“We visit Amsterdam and Leiden to get a real world feel for children and young people’s services in this vibrant country. The students gain an insight into how things can be done differently than in the UK. Between the Anne Frank House and the Jewish Museum, a day nursery and a child trafficking prevention centre (not to mention tourist sights too), students grow as people and come back determined to make a difference.”

Dr Ursula Curwen
Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences

London

“The London field trip provides first year students with an urban experience and an opportunity to visit a range of educational and charitable organisations. As well as time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the great metropolis, a typical field trip includes visits to the Museum of Childhood, the Royal Courts of Justice, Harrow Public School and a West End Theatre performance.”

Dr Paul Bunyan
Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences

Studying abroad

“Studying abroad provides an exciting opportunity to experience a new country and culture while enhancing students communication skills and employability. Our opportunities span North America, Asia and Europe. All are linked to our degrees, so students keep learning while having the experience of a lifetime. At University College Absalon in Denmark, for example, students explore the different pedagogical traditions in Scandinavia and the UK.”

Dr Melanie Lang
Senior Lecturer in Child Protection in Sport

Quarry Bank Mill

“Quarry Bank Mill is one of the best-preserved textile  mills of the industrial revolution and presents an uncompromising picture of what life was like for many working-class children in Georgian and Victorian England. For students on the Children and Young People in Society module, a trip to the mill is intended to provide students with a richer understanding of the contextual nature of childhood and encourages them to consider how social change has shaped children’s lives today.”

Liz Richards
Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences