Edge Hill University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Early Childhood Studies

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Course summary

Life comes at us fast in our early years, shaping the perceptions and realities of children and early childhood in our society and across the world. The nature of childhood, of young children and their families, and the provision made for them are explored in this degree, designed to respond to developments in the field of early childhood, both nationally and internationally. The programme is for anyone with an interest in children’s early years development, and those wanting a career working with children aged 0-8. The degree prepares you for employment in the expanding early years sector, equips you with a range of transferable skills and includes field trips in the UK and Europe. It also provides the opportunity for you to achieve an additional qualification, the Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Certificate (ECGPC).

Course details


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Assessment method

Progress and achievement are assessed using a variety of methods including essays, case studies, portfolios, poster and oral presentations, analysis of interview findings, completion of directed tasks, enquiry reports and examinations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

International students should visit our website for further information: www.edgehill.ac.uk/international

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected]

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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

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to Government approval. Visit edgehill.ac.uk/moneymatters for more information.
Early Childhood Studies at Edge Hill University - UCAS