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Youth & Child Studies

Module Details
Youth and Child Studies
This module has been devised to enable professionals who are engaged in working directly or indirectly with youth and children to have an understanding and appreciation of the changes taking place in relation to them and the forces determining these changes.

Social and cultural diversity, reports on abuse of children in institutional settings, economic changes, social- and multi-media as well as technological advancement have all impacted to some extent on individuals, family and community systems.

The module will challenge professionals to purposely create environments that provide constructive, affirmative and encouraging relationships that are sustained over time while concurrently, providing opportunities that empower young people and children.

Entry requirements

Level 8 Undergraduate Degree (H2.2) or equivalent. For students without the relevant academic qualification but with relevant previous experience, recognition for prior learning can be awarded.


1 Semester (12 weeks).

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Education Department
St. Angela’s College
Lough Gill Sligo

T: 071 919 5550/ 071/ 580


Module Structure
All on-line modules have a weighting of 15 ECTS. All modules are completed within one semester.

Students may wish to exit with one standalone module or Postgraduate Certificate (completion of two modules or 30 ECTS), Postgraduate Diploma (completion of four modules or 60 ECTS).

Participants may also progress to MA level on successful completion of three modules or 45 ECTS.

Assessment method

Module Assessment
Assessment is continuous, with each module assessed independently through e-tivities, discussion boards and a written assignment or equivalent.

For those who opt not to be assessed, participants may audit a module or modules and receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Enrolment and start dates

Intake: Normally, every second year.

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