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Course summary

What is the nature of childhood? Is it different around the world? Study early childhood studies with us to explore international perceptions and realities of childhood. Expand your learning further on field trips across the UK and Europe. Life comes at us fast in our early years. On this early childhood studies degree, you’ll explore the nature of childhood, of young children and their families, and the provision made for them. We’ll look at the latest developments in the field from all over the world. There are lots of job opportunities in the early years sector. The early childhood studies course will help you expand your interest in children’s early years development, or prepare for a career working with children aged 0-8. You’ll develop transferable skills throughout your degree. This opens up a range of career or further study options, beyond working with early years. You’ll go on field trips in the UK and Europe. You’ll also have the chance to achieve an Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Certificate (ECGPC) – this will allow you to enter the job market for professional early education roles up to level 6. You’ll be a step ahead of graduates who don’t have the certificate. Watch this video to learn more about our early childhood studies degree.


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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.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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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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