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GY121
Arts (Childrens Studies)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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This is an interdisciplinary degree designed to equip students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the lives of children and youth today.

It draws on a wide range of areas including the creative arts, literature, law, health, human rights, history, sociology and psychology, and incorporates the optional study of one modern language.

During year-three, students undertake a work placement for one semester, either internationally or nationally.


 
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Community-based service-learning and enquiry-based learning are embedded across the degree and the third year placement combines valuable practical experience with specific career-orientated goals.


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Graduates can pursue careers in primary school teaching (this requires the addition of a two-year Professional Master of Education), social care sectors and community development work.

It is also possible to gain entry to postgraduate degrees in play therapy, social work, health promotion, children's librarianship, museum work, arts administration, special needs teaching, public advocacy and activism.




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