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Some of the key questions in the world today require expertise from a range of subjects. Multidisciplinary study has always been at the heart of the Open University and the Open degree allows you to bring together different areas of study in a completely flexible way to develop knowledge and skills. The BA/BSc (Honours) Open is a degree with a difference. Free from the restriction of a subject-specific specialism, you can set the direction of your learning. Choose from over 250 modules across 16 subject areas, to create a bespoke qualification to match your interests, and help stand out in the job market. "The fact that the OU has the option of choosing an Open degree is fabulous. So many people I have spoken to wish they?d had this option at university rather than going down one route."?Carol Dow, BSc (Honours) Open
If you currently work with children from birth to seven years, or are looking to learn more about young children?s lives and experiences, this degree could be of interest to you. You?ll investigate early childhood from national and international perspectives with a focus on the central importance of children?s voices and the participatory nature of young children?s experiences. You?ll also gain an understanding of early childhood in diverse social, cultural and multi-disciplinary contexts.
What makes young people tick? What shapes and influences children?s development? How can the adults who work with children support them more effectively? Childhood and youth studies is one of the UK?s fastest growing academic disciplines. We?re a pioneer in this field and have developed this degree over the last two decades. You?ll explore fascinating topics affecting the lives of children and young people today, including child development and psychology, international childhoods, research with children, and children?s literature. This wide-ranging interdisciplinary degree is suitable if you?re working with children and young people or have a general interest in the field.
Are you interested in the education of children aged between 3 and 12? Are you thinking about pursuing a career within education or becoming a primary school teacher? This degree will give you a sound foundation for further study relevant to a range of roles within education. You'll develop your understanding of policy and practice in primary education, and gain the knowledge and skills needed to work collaboratively and equitably in a range of settings.