Core modulesChildren and young people who flourish (SOUD3097)
The Children and Young People who Flourish module develops critical engagement in the psychology of children and young people’s development of self through early years, childhood, adolescent and into young adulthood. Students will explore how children and young people flourish in life, engaging with notions of self-concept, confidence and resilience, and the impact of life events on their psychological wellbeing.
Representations of childhood and youth (SOUD3088)
This module is a foundation to evaluating current representations of childhood and youth. Students will be equipped with the conceptual tools to interrogate the assumptions and presumptions underpinning how childhood is understood in social discourse, history, and policy. From this, students will evaluate practice relating to their own area of interest.
Compassionate practitioners and leaders (SOUD3089)
The Compassionate Practitioners and Leaders module develops critical engagement in evidence-informed practice and leadership to foster students to become compassionate agents for change in children and young people’s lives. Students will explore theory and research in child-centred practice, and the role of professionals in supporting children and young people, their families, and other professionals.
Contemporary Issues in Childhood and Youth (SOUD3090)
This module is designed to introduce students to critically examine the ever-expanding worlds of children and young people and the changing nature of childhood. Students will be encouraged to challenge assumptions and stereotypes, and to analyse current literature and policy to assess contemporary childhood experience.
Research Dissertation (SOUD3091)
This module provides students the opportunity to pursue an in-depth and critical investigation into their chosen line of inquiry. Students will gain first-hand experience of carrying out a piece of research and demonstrate a reflective understanding of the research process. Students will experience and solve a range of practical, methodological, conceptual and ethical problems, with ongoing support from their supervisor.