**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. **Sport & Physical Education** Our Sport and Physical Education degree helps you **gain in-depth knowledge** about the effect of sport, physical education and activity on individuals and society as a whole. The degree will allow you to explore the impact of sport at the individual, team, organisational and wider community level, from grass roots through to the elite. Studying Sport and Physical Education at Liverpool Hope University gives you a **skills-based theoretical, practical and applied experience** which is underpinned by a foundation in subject knowledge and research skills. You will have the opportunity to explore in detail a wide variety of principles and practices in different sports. The **degree focuses on core disciplines** in the field. These include applied and theoretical approaches to sport psychology, performance and technique, sport analysis, sport development, sociology and history, and coaching science and development. Within all disciplines you will approach the effect of sport, physical education and activity on individuals and society as a whole, emphasising the ethical issues relating to competition, participation and also the issues relating to health and wellbeing. You will be taught by a team of **lecturers who are all experts in their field and widely published**. You also have full access to the multi-million pound, state-of- the-art Health Science Building and Sports Complex, incorporating a running track, dedicated research space and new teaching laboratories.