Early Childhood Studies (Top-up) at London Metropolitan University - UCAS

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Course summary

Why study this course? This is a top-up version of our Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London. Convert your Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree to a full bachelors degree in one year with this top-up degree programme. The focus of the course is the study of the play, development and learning of children from birth to six years old. The course emphasises the links between theory and practice and highly values the development of professional and academic skills and knowledge. More about this course As well as offering flexible study options, our Early Childhood Studies (Top-up) degree includes assessed practice, which means tutors visit and appraise you in professional settings. This appraisal combined with our entry requirements are important steps towards gaining a license to practice. The course draws focus on the study of children's play, development and learning from birth to six years old in a sociocultural context, as well as the implications this has for practice in early childhood settings. The course emphasises the links between theory and practice, and highly values the development of professional and academic skills and knowledge. This degree will equip you to implement effective practice with children and families in a range of situations and to act as an advocate for their rights and wellbeing. The early childhood studies course team includes writers and researchers at the forefront of the field who are passionately committed to enabling, empowering and inspiring you to make transformational changes to your own life and to the lives of children, families and communities. We do this by valuing your individual experience and existing knowledge, embracing different opinions, ensuring that issues of equality and social justice underpin our work, engaging in continuous critical reflection and working with integrity, energy and enthusiasm.


Example Year 1 modules include: Perspectives on Children's Development Safeguarding Young Children's Health and Well-being Understanding Play Academic Skills and Professional Placement Adults and Children as Learners: An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies Approaches to Pedagogy and Curriculum in the Early Years Challenging Inequalities Children's Rights in Today's World Communicating in Multi-lingual Contexts Enquiry-based Learning Personal, Social and Emotional Development Matters Promoting Early Learning Through the EYFS and Key Stage 1 Creative Thinking and Representation from Birth to Six Professional Studies and Practitioner Placement: Part 2 Debating Children and Childhood Early Childhood Studies Project Leading Practice with Children, Families and Professionals Reading Research and Research Methods in Early Childhood The Project (Early Childhood Studies)

Assessment method

Assessment is based on coursework with no formal examinations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

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Student Outcomes

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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
EU £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1
Channel Islands £17600 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £17600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Early Childhood Studies (Top-up) at London Metropolitan University - UCAS