This course focuses on the issues affecting young people in education and society, and applies psychology's understanding of social and individual behaviour. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will apply your study of psychology to the wide range of disciplines in childhood and youth studies, perhaps using our psychology labs, and apply these to your practice through a core work-based unit. You will also shape your course to your needs, with options from children's literature to social policy, with the opportunity to work toward professional qualifications in the field or teacher training. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE Your studies will examine youth and childhood from local to global levels, drawing in psychological frameworks, and will apply what you learn in a work placement. Our lecturers bring together experience in both academia and practice, with strong relationships with a wide network of relevant employers, and we host a programme of talks by guest experts open to our students. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students interested in the study of youth in the 21st century, and in what psychological methods can tell us about this sphere. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED The course has a work-based unit at its core, ensuring that your study is connected to your current or future practice, and developing your skills for working with children and young people. You can also undertake research in the field instead of a literature-based dissertation in your final year. AFTER THE COURSE You will be well placed to follow many career paths involving children and young people, including play therapy, youth work or health promotion. Careers in psychology are also popular but may require further study.