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Course summary

Why study BA Early Childhood Studies at Middlesex University? 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). Gain hands-on practical skills with us 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. Get the support you need 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


Year 1 Infant Health and Well-being (30 credits) – Compulsory Reflective Professional Practice in Early Years (30 credits) – Compulsory Approaches to Learning (30 credits) – Compulsory Early Childhood Development (30 credits) – Compulsory Year 2 Researching Lives: Social Investigation in the Contemporary World (30 credits) – Compulsory Social Perspectives on Childhood and Education for Early years (30 credits) – Compulsory Year 2 Optional Modules - choose two of the following: Curriculum Studies: 0-7 years (30 credits) – Optional Comparative Education (30 credits) – Optional Education and the Social World: Who Educates Whom and Why? (30 credits) – Optional Insights into Play (30 credits) – Optional Year 3 Dissertation Module for Early Childhood Studies (30 credits) – Compulsory Year 3 Optional Modules - choose three of the following: Leadership and Management in Early Years (30 credits) – Optional Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion (30 credits) – Optional Children's Literature (30 credits) – Optional Social and Emotional Aspects of Teaching and Learning (30 credits) – Optional The Child in Context: the Influence of Socio-Cultural Factors on Development (30 credits) – Optional Children's Rights and Self-Determination: Theory into Practice (30 credits) – Optional Creativity and the Arts in Education (30 credits) – Optional

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on course page at Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at:
Early Childhood Studies at Middlesex University - UCAS