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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).


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Assessment method

Progress and achievement are assessed using a variety of methods, such as essays, case studies, portfolios, poster and oral presentations, analysis of interview findings, completion of directed tasks, and enquiry reports. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods for any Early Childhood Studies module on this degree, though one of the optional Language modules is part-assessed by written examinations, should you choose to learn a language as an integrated element of the programme.

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

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If 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 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 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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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