Young Lives, Parenting and Families, Short Course | Part time online | The Open University UK | United Kingdom
8 months
3228 GBP/full
3228 GBP/full
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Young Lives, Parenting and Families at The Open University UK will develop your study and employability skills and provide you with opportunities to debate issues with academics and other students.

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Is this a good time to be young? What does it mean to be a child or young person today? How is childhood and youth, parenting and family life, shaped by society, politics and economics? How are young lives influenced by gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality and geography? This Young Lives, Parenting and Families at The Open University UK takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining these issues, drawing on a range of data, debates, analysis, research and practice.

Support from your tutor

Throughout your module studies, you'll get help and support from your assigned module tutor. They'll help you by:

  • Marking your assignments (TMAs) and providing detailed feedback for you to improve.
  • Guiding you to additional learning resources.
  • Providing individual guidance, whether that's for general study skills or specific module content.
  • Facilitating online discussions between your fellow students, in the dedicated module and tutor group forums.
  • Module tutors also run online tutorials throughout the module. Where possible, recordings of online tutorials will be made available to students. While these tutorials won’t be compulsory for you to complete the module, you’re strongly encouraged to take part.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  •  Young lives
  •  Society and community
  • Working together
  •  Children and childhood
  • Youth and young people
  • Parents and parenting
  • Families matter
  •  Reviewing your learning

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This is an OU level 3 module. It’s designed to build on study skills and subject knowledge acquired from studies at OU levels 1 and 2, or equivalent study at another university. Level 3 modules are specifically written for students who are working towards a degree level qualification. Your previous higher education study does not have to include study in a relevant curriculum area (e.g. early childhood, childhood and youth studies, or health and social care). A general interest in issues related to children, young people, parenting and families will be of great value.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3228 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3228 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    3228 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3228 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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