South Devon College

BA (Hons) Child Development and Education

Everything at University Centre South Devon (UCSD) is designed to maximise your employability and future career opportunities. Courses are created with local employers to ensure you learn industry-relevant skills and are delivered in small classes with regular one-to-one support, covering a range of study skills – it’s no wonder we’re recognised as a leading institution in the National Student Survey.

In 2017 UCSD was awarded ‘Gold’, the highest level possible, by the Teaching Excellence Framework which recognises outstanding teaching within our university-level curriculum.

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • SOUD3013 Global Education

    • SOUD3060 Children in Society

      Children in society develops comparative, critical engagement of the historical, social and political influences that effect the provision of care and education for children and young people. Students will engage in theoretical discussions surrounding the effects of policy on provisions. Students will review a range of resources to explore cultural perceptions of childhood and how this influences different practice. This module will lay the foundations for studying cultural aspects of education within Global Education (SOUD3023).

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • SOUD3061 Childhood Perspectives

      Geographical and Sociological Lenses of Childhood challenges a range of perspectives on childhood in contemporary society and seeks to enable students to question the maintenance of the status-quo and deconstruct concepts such as difference, diversity and inclusion in childhood.

    • SOUD3062 Research in Education

      Students will critically examine a variety of approaches and methods of data collection and consider the ethical issues involved in carrying out investigations in naturalistic settings. This module provides students with the opportunity to design an investigation in their chosen aspect of education, carry out a sustained and rigorous piece of work, and analyse and discuss their findings through a written study.

    • SOUD3069 Perception, Thought and Consciousness

      This module will provide opportunities for students to develop their understanding of both biological, psychoanalytic and cognitive theories of consciousness. Students will explore perceptual development, focussing on the development of the senses, object perception and social perception. Students will understand the physiological and cognitive basis to learning and development.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

EU applicants should refer to our dedicated Brexit webpage for details of the implications of the UK’s plans to leave the European Union.

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Our partnership with South Devon College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with South Devon College

At the heart of the sunny English Riviera, we’re an award-winning Beacon status college. Add to that our ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted (in 2009), modern facilities and our larger-than-life Students’ Union, and you’re left with the perfect environment.

Find out more about studying at South Devon College