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.

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 50 hours of contact time and about 100 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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: