Understand how education shapes the development of younger children with our BA in Early Childhood Studies.
Our course has been specifically designed to make young children the focus. We think it’s important to understand how an increasingly global world impacts early childhood development and education. That’s why on this course you'll gain knowledge from interconnected disciplines including sociology, psychology, law, health, and management. Our highly experienced tutors will help you to learn, understand, and apply the material from this course. A BA in Early Childhood Studies can lead to a career in education, childhood development, children’s charities, and many more. Graduates have found careers as teaching assistants, child development officers and more.
We’re proud to be in the top 250 in the world for Education (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019).
One of the most important aspects of completing your early childhood studies is gaining usable and transferable skills. That’s why our course ensures you learn and participate actively in the interpretation, evaluation, and application of knowledge through engagement in individual, group, and e-learning activities.
You'll be assessed on a mixture of essays, presentations, reports, and a dissertation that showcases your personal interests and research, as well as the opportunity to take part in work experience in an early education or other relevant educational setting. A work placement allows you to get the hands-on experience you need, as well as building that network of contacts that will help you in your career. You’ll also receive help in identifying the best career route or postgraduate programme for your future.
We ensure every student has adequate support throughout their time with us. That’s why you’ll get matched with a Personal Tutor as well as a Student Learning Assistant and a Graduate Academic Assistant. They’ll have experience in your subject area and will be able to help whenever you need.
We also help you to identify the ideal career route or postgraduate programme and support you to plan a successful future
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You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.
Early Childhood Studies BA graduate