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Childhood & Youth and Film & Visual Culture

Liverpool Hope University

UCAS Course code LL67

Overview

Please note that Combined Honours degrees at Liverpool Hope University are split 50/50. This means both subjects will be studied equally.

Childhood & Youth
Childhood and Youth is an exciting,
multidisciplinary subject in which you will explore a range of issues and challenges faced by children and young people in contemporary society, both here in the UK and on a global level. Drawing on key ideas from sociology, psychology, politics, history and geography, the degree examines important questions about children and young people’s development, their life chances and their opportunities for participation in wider society.

Topics studied include how
social class, poverty, gender and ethnicity impact upon young people’s lives; how the media influence how children and young people are perceived by adults, and how they view themselves; and why young people take part in risky activities. In examining such questions, you will also explore various political debates and policy initiatives, as well as learning about various ways of researching with children and young people that aim to help them overcome the many challenges that they face.

With its strong emphasis on
social justice and welfare, the degree will enable you to develop as critical social scientists who value their role within the academic community at Hope and who, as graduates, will be able to use their skills and knowledge to the benefit of their local community and society more broadly.

Film & Visual Culture
Film & Visual Culture is an
intellectually stretching, stimulating and challenging degree that probes social issues and confronts inequalities and prejudices such as race, class, and gender through their representation in national and international films throughout history.

Critical practice on the degree enables you to
study the history, theory and contemporary subject of film, whilst having the opportunity to apply this understanding to creative practice in the fields of screenwriting, filmmaking (drama and documentary), photography and animation. You will graduate with a degree underpinned by academic rigour, but with the transferable skills needed if you intend to work in the creative industries.

The degree is taught by leading international scholars and practitioners and are supported by outstanding library resources and practical equipment. Extra curricula activities support the curriculum whilst
widening critical and creative horizons**. These include fieldtrips to the national Museum of the Moving image, and a London fieldtrip, which in recent years included a visit to the Media Department at the Ministry of Defence, and photographic exhibitions at Tate Britain.

Award: BA
Professional Qualification
3 Years Full Time
Taught in English

Entry requirements

Application through UCAS.

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