Cradle to the Grave A: welfare and wellbeing across the lifecourse (8700F)
15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)
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.
Teaching and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.