Cradle to the Grave A: welfare and wellbeing across the lifecourse (8700F)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Autumn teaching

In this module, you are introduced to education, social policy and welfare provision in the UK and internationally - with a focus on how politically led objectives and agendas shape the everyday experiences and opportunities of children, young people, adults and families.

Your academic studies in this module are initially brought to life, through making life-history narrative based links between your own lived experiences and the social policies which gave rise to those experiences.

You explore ways in which the development and safety of children, young people, individuals and families is shaped by historical, political, economic, and cultural forces.


56%: Lecture (Film, Lecture)
44%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Professional log, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 50 hours of contact time and 100 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.