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You must have a bachelors degree from a UK University (or equivalent) to study this course. Your degree can be in any subject, although childhood and youth studies, sociology, health and social care, anthropology, psychology or education are particularly relevant.
Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum score of 7 under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Months of entry
This certificate is for graduates from any discipline with a professional or personal interest in childhood and youth studies who wish to deepen their understanding of children's lives and develop critical analysis skills. You don’t have to work with children or young people to study this qualification, but you should be curious about their experiences – including those of migration, disability, inequality and sexuality – as well as their digital and spiritual lives.
Information for international students
This qualification can be studied from anywhere in the world.
Fees and funding
For more information about fees and funding, please visit The Open University website.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- The Open University
- 0300 303 5303