Taught course

Childhood and Youth Studies

Open University · Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary. For more information and details on how to apply, read more about The Open University's Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood and Youth Studies.

Months of entry


Course content

This certificate will be attractive to anyone with a personal or professional interest in exploring different aspects of children and young people’s worlds and who wish to develop critical analysis skills. It is relevant for graduates working with children or young people who wish to advance academically and professionally or those with a background in childhood and youth studies; youth work; youth justice; sociology; health and social care; social work; nursing; anthropology; psychology; education and the voluntary sector including charities and NGOs. It also gives those not currently working with children and young people, the opportunity to move into the profession or move between professions.

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

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

The Open University
0300 303 5303