You will look at the political and educational structures that are put in place to support children and young adults. You'll also look at childhood from a range of different critical perspectives and explore the factors that influence the childhood experience.
This course examines issues such as health, early-years legislation, global inequalities in childhood, a range of education policies and philosophies and the impact of issues of discrimination and inequality within these.
Our undergraduate courses prepare you to be a thoughtful and flexible practitioner, working with and for children and families in a range of professional roles and settings, giving you the knowledge to develop as an education practitioner, with the flexibility to specialise in the areas that interest you most.
Our libraries and learning services are at the very heart of the University. We have a superb range of resources and facilities to help you with your studies and we're committed to offering you a first-class student experience.
Our £14 million Stratford library is a state-of-the-art building which provides an inspirational environment for study and research.
Overlooking the Royal Docks, our modern Docklands library is another fantastic space for learning, offering a wide range of resources as well as group and silent study facilities. It's also home to the UEL Skillzone, where you can get extra help with your academic writing.
Both our libraries are open 24/7 during term time, giving you maximum flexibility about when you choose to study.
As well as visiting our libraries in person, you can also take advantage of our growing collection of electronic resources, including e-books, e-journals and databases.
To ensure our students get the best possible support, we've opened brand-new Student Support hubs at our Docklands and Stratford campuses - at a cost of £3.1 million. These contain centralised helpdesks as well as comfortable areas to relax and socialise.
The helpdesks provide a 'one-stop shop' for every possible need, from course-related enquiries to personal issues such as health and money matters. They're designed to be your first port of call if you have an enquiry or problem.