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Family Studies degrees abroad

Family studies is a subject area that analyzes the roles, relationships, and behaviors of individuals in a family unit. It’s an interdisciplinary field that blends components of sociology and psychology.

Families around the world face a wide range of challenges and issues. As a family studies student, you’ll learn how to work closely with families and provide them with high-quality support. As well as paying close attention to the development and welfare of children, you’ll ensure that the specific needs of each family member are met.

Studying abroad is a fantastic opportunity to take your learning beyond the textbook. You’ll gather vital experience by interacting with people from a variety of different backgrounds. You’ll also understand how the support needs of families vary from country to country, molding you into a more experienced and adaptable practitioner.

Family Studies program structure

Most programs in family studies are offered as foundation degrees. These degrees combine academic teaching with workplace skills and are targeted at individuals who already work with families, children, or young people on a part-time basis. They’re a great way to further your career and normally require two years of study.

It’s possible to study a bachelor’s degree in family studies, but these are harder to come by. If you do choose to enroll in a BA course, you’ll study over a minimum of three years and will develop a detailed comprehension of the field.

If you’ve set your sights on studying in the US, you’ll know that most undergraduate programs last for four years. You’ll take general education classes for the first half of your course, before declaring a major in family studies. You’ll then focus on major-specific modules for the remainder of your degree.

After finishing your bachelor’s, you can pursue a research-based postgraduate qualification. Master’s programs can be studied over one or two years, whereas a PhD normally takes between four and seven years.

As well as being taught through lectures, seminars, workshops, and tutorials, you’ll spend a substantial amount of time working or volunteering with families and young people. These opportunities are crucial for putting what you’ve learned into practice.

Every university program will cover slightly different content. However, most will address these core topics:

  • Working with children and families
  • Contemporary issues and debates in family studies
  • Family counseling
  • Marriage and family relationships
  • Parenting practices
  • Child development and welfare
  • Family health and wellbeing
  • Research methods in family studies

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Family Studies study abroad programs

Family studies undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in family studies

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    Child & Family Studies - BSc Louisiana State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,700 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,700 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Child and Family Studies - BA Nipissing University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,677 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,914 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Child and Family Studies - BSc Baylor University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    44,544 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,544 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Child and Family Studies: Child Development - BSc Southeast Missouri State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,155 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,155 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Family and Consumer Science: Child Development and Family Studies - BA California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,404 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,404 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Associate in family studies

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    Child and Family Studies: Family and Human Services - AASc Portland Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,290 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,290 USD

    Start date
    June, September, January, March
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    Childhood Education and Family Studies - ASc Southwestern Oregon Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,791 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,791 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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Future family studies careers

Graduating with a degree in family studies means that you’ll have the academic know-how and practical experience to make a real difference to people’s lives. You can apply your skills across several sectors, including social care, health, and education.

Here are some of the rewarding careers secured by graduates:

  • Family support worker
  • Social worker
  • Youth worker
  • Early years teacher
  • Counselor
  • Community development worker
  • Crisis intervention officer
  • Child protection officer

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