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Studying Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies

What to look forward to

Combine your studies with opportunities to learn whilst on placement, within a wide range of education and care settings.

We have excellent relationships with local schools, childcare settings and nurseries, or you can choose your own placement setting. Either way, this can lead to exciting placement opportunities during your study.

  • Prepare for a variety of careers and opportunities

    Studying Education or Early Childhood Studies at Middlesex will set you up to work in a variety of industries and settings. Whether you want to pursue practical teaching roles, engage in further training to support children in families in a range of professions, our staff are here to help tailor your degree to help you get the future you want.

    We blend theoretical and practical teaching methods to ensure you get the most out of each and every class. This includes field trips, group projects, and presentations – all of which will help you gain the skills you need to succeed in your career.

    Combined with our theory-based work, you will be equipped with the knowledge and understanding to tackle any problem you might face in your future career, from promoting and implementing equality, diversity and inclusion, encouraging participation and children’s voices, to developing and analysing curriculums.

  • Hands on learning and collaboration

    Your timetable will be built around teaching time using our facilities on campus with online sessions for some activities where being virtual adds value.

    We’ve planned your learning so it has most benefit for you:

    You’ll be on campus for most lectures, seminar group work and skills training in small groups which will provide a safe space for you to work with fellow students and tutors.

    In your second and third year, some modules may be taught online through both live lectures where you can ask questions of tutors and lecturers, or through pre-recorded lectures that you can watch at your own time.

Build specialist skills through placement opportunities

A lot of our students work during term time in voluntary or paid roles, which is why we have designed our courses with that in mind. You’ll come to campus two or three days a week, leaving one or two days available for work experience or placement.

On choosing BA Early Childhood Studies, you’ll complete assessed work placements in a range of Early Years settings, schools or health and social care settings, across the 0-8 age range. You’ll be encouraged to work towards sector recognised Early Childhood graduate practitioner competencies and qualify as a Level 6 Early Childhood Practitioner. On choosing BA Education Studies, you’ll complete a work placement in your second year, in a community setting that provides educational opportunities. This will enable you to reflect upon your professional skills and help you to think about your professional development.

Individualised support is provided in securing suitable work placements, and we’ll also support you in getting your appropriate DBS checks, whether for part-time work or placement.

Learn from highly experienced tutors

Our academic staff are a mix of highly respected researchers, experienced teachers and industry professionals. Whatever career path you choose to take, you’ll learn from the absolute best in the area who continue to bring their unique expertise to the classroom.

You’ll see this expertise come to life in optional and core modules throughout your three years. Whether that’s studying how social context shapes our ways of teaching or the importance of play in early development, you’ll come out of your degree with the specialist knowledge you need.

We also have experts in child development, special education, and diversity and inclusion to ensure you have the knowledge you need to work in a diverse environment.

From our mixed teaching methods and our robust placement programme to our respected academic staff, we know that studying education and early childhood studies at Middlesex University will prepare you for a successful career. No matter your specialism of interest or career goals, we are here to help you along your journey and ensure you are equipped to practice in an ever-changing world.

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