I’ve found the course to have lots of practical aspects which has opened up doors to a wide range of careers, including teaching.

“I had originally intended to study a teaching degree at Edge Hill because the University’s excellent reputation was a big attraction. But after attending an open day, as well as speaking to the tutors, I realised that there were a number of other opportunities.

Staff talked through my options and told me about the Childhood and Youth Studies course, generally putting me at my ease about the whole university experience. I feel I made a good choice.

I’ve really enjoyed the degree and the modules exploring childhood and sexuality, as well those investigating the representations of childhood in art and media, have been really interesting and engaging. There has been much more legal and political content than I expected and I feel this will be really useful in the workplace.

A field trip to Budapest as part of international work-based learning was fascinating too and involved visits to several institutions, including a children’s home and a refugee centre.

The course has lots of practical aspects which has opened up doors to a wide range of careers, including teaching. It requires lots of hard work, which is no bad thing, but the tutors give you a lot of advice and support.  When I first started the thought of presenting to a group of people was my idea of hell, but with practice I’m much more confident.

The skills I’ve developed on the course have definitely helped me and I’ve now secured a position as an Assistant Director at a tuition centre. I’m sure they will help me to progress further in my career in the coming years.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies.