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Child Studies degrees abroad

Child studies, often referred to as childhood studies, is a fascinating, interdisciplinary subject that focuses on the development of children and the issues that influence them.

As a child studies student, you’ll study a range of areas and topics that are important to children’s lives. You will look at the social, historical, and psychological factors that impact childhood, while developing the skills you’ll need to work in a range of child-rated careers.

Choosing to study child studies abroad as an international student means exposing yourself to the best programs the world has to offer. You’ll also broaden both your academic and personal horizons by studying in another country and experiencing a new culture.

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Child Studies program structure

Child studies programs are available at a range of degree levels and types. As an undergraduate, you can study for a foundation degree, diploma, certificate, or bachelor’s.

At the bachelor’s level, the majority of child studies programs are offered as a BA, but some are offered as BSc degrees. Most child or childhood studies programs are offered in the UK, but programs like child development are available in the USA.

If you do choose to study for a bachelor’s in the US, your program will usually last four years. Under the liberal arts college model, you’ll get the chance to study a range of minors before you declare your major in the final two years.

Child studies is also available at the postgraduate level. If you already hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field, you could choose to study a master’s as an MA or MSc, depending on the university. These programs usually last between one and two years and combine taught classes with your own research.

The method of teaching on most child studies programs will be lecture-based, but you can also expect regular tutorials, seminars, group work, and placements. The subjects and modules you’ll be taught will be different for each program, but some of the topics you can expect to cover include:

  • Contemporary debates in global childhood
  • Psychology for child studies
  • Education and diversity
  • Perspectives in child development
  • Professional practice in careers with children
  • The social history of childhood
  • Development of literacy in children

Child Studies study abroad programs

Child studies undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in child studies

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    Child and Youth Care - BA University of the Fraser Valley, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,548 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,718 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care
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    Child and Youth Care - BCST MacEwan University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,707 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Bachelor of Child and Youth Care
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    Early Learning and Child Care - BCST Mount Royal University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,043 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,100 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Bachelor of Child Studies - Early Learning and Child Care
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    Childhood/Early Childhood Education - BSc Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    39,458 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,458 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Children's and Young People's Nursing - BSc (Hons) Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,274 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,595 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about BSc (Hons) Children’s & Young People’s Nursing

Associate in child studies

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    Applied Psychology: Child/Family Services - AASc College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
    Show program overview about Applied Psychology: Child/Family Services
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    Early Childhood Care & Education - AASc Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,900 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,900 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
    Show program overview about Early Childhood Care & Education
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    Child and Adolescent Development - AA-T Riverside City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,440 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,440 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
    Show program overview about Child and Adolescent Development
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    Child and Adolescent Development - AA Cuesta College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,288 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,288 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Child and Adolescent Development
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    Early Childhood Studies - ASc Santa Monica College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,264 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,264 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January, February
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Diploma in child studies

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    Child & Youth Care - OCADip Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,105 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,407 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Child & Youth Care
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    Child & Youth Care Human Services Diploma - Dip Selkirk College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,606 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,020 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Child and Youth Care - AdvDip Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,363 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,112 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Child and Youth Care
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    Child and Youth Care - AdvDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    26 months
    Annual tuition fee
    12,397 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,803 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Child and Youth Care
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    Child and Youth Care - Dip MacEwan University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,707 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Child and Youth Care

Certificate in child studies

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    Community Health Worker: Children and Families - Cert College of the Desert, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,368 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,368 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Community Health Worker: Children and Families
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    Early Childhood Care and Education - Infant/Toddler - AdvCert Selkirk College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,606 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,020 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Early Childhood Care and Education - Infant/Toddler Advanced Certificate
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    Early Childhood Care & Education - Cert North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,042 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,032 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate
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    Early Learning and Child Care - Cert Northwestern Polytechnic, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,108 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,766 CAD

    Start date
    August, January, May
    Show program overview about Early Learning and Child Care
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    Early Learning and Child Care - Cert NorQuest College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    12,573 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,041 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Early Learning and Child Care

Child studies graduate programs

Master's in child studies

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    Arts (Thesis): Child and Family Psychology - MA (Thesis) University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,548 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,000 NZD

    Start date
    May, June, July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April
    Show program overview about Arts (Thesis): Child and Family Psychology
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    Child and Adolescent Psychology (Medway Campus) - MSc University of Greenwich, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,635 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,300 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Child and Adolescent Psychology, MSc
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    Child and Youth Care - MA Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,824 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,514 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Child and Youth Care
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    Childhood and Childhood Special Education - MST Pace University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,160 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,160 USD

    Start date
    January, May
    Show program overview about Childhood and Childhood Special Education
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    Children's and Young Adult Literature - MA (with foundation) Dublin City University, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    17,858 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,500 EUR

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Children's and Young Adult Literature

Diploma in child studies

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    Science: Child and Family Psychology - PGDipSc University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,130 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,500 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about Science: Child and Family Psychology

Certificate in child studies

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    Child and Youth Care - OCGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,781 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,323 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Child and Youth Care

Future child studies careers

A degree in child or childhood studies will give you the skills and knowledge required to pursue a range of careers working with children. Some of the most popular roles for child studies graduates include:

  • Child psychotherapist
  • Child counselor
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Children’s nurse
  • Care worker
  • Early childhood teacher
  • Support worker

For some of the careers above you will need additional qualifications, so make sure you know exactly what you need for your dream career before you apply.

Make use of your university’s careers advice team - they can help you find relevant placements and work experience, or give you advice on which career could be right for you.