The foundation year will introduce you to study at university and your chosen subject. It also provides a highly supportive environment where you can develop your self-confidence. The development and growth of children during their early childhood is extraordinary as they grow from babies, completely dependent on care, to children able to act for themselves. Our course explores this very special time in children's lives from before birth to approximately eight years old and examines the factors and experiences that shape their development and growth. You'll be able to pursue your own specific interests by undertaking research, and diverse practice-based experiences where you'll have opportunities to explore the roles of professionals supporting children in the early years of their lives and their families. You’ll be supported in creating your own e-portfolio, which will demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experiences against the national Early Childhood Studies Subject Benchmarks. You'll build this portfolio over three years, and it will become an invaluable tool when applying for postgraduate opportunities or graduate employment. The combination of strong academic study and diverse practice-based experiences will help to prepare you for many exciting careers where you can make a real difference to children’s lives. Top reasons to study with us
- You’ll be supported to tailor your studies to your own interests through optional modules, research and work related practice.
- 100% of our Early Childhood Studies students were in jobs or further study 15 months after finishing their course. Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022
- You’ll explore the most significant issues facing children today, such as digital technologies, children’s wellbeing and sustainability.
For a list of core and likely optional modules, please visit our website.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|