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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Early Years Education Programme provides students with an option of career choices in which professional skills used within the early years industry (0 – 7 years) are investigated, developed and reflected upon. The programme is underpinned by three stands; Theoretical knowledge, Research Methods and work-based skills and experiences that brings together two key disciplines Psychology and Sociology which enables students to identify the importance of the two disciplines, when working with children and their families. With this knowledge, students are able to make a more informed decision on whether to continue onto a higher level of study or onto a different career path within the sector. Most importantly, students will be better equipped for their chosen career path.


Year 1: Play and learning; The early years’ professional; Social constructs of childhood( the changing nature of children and childhood; Curriculum studies; Perspectives on children’s development; Introduction to research. Year 2: Pedagogy and early learning; Social constructs of childhood ( families, inequalities and social justice); Transition and the role of the professional; Exploring and investigating mathematics and science; Research methods; Language, literacy and communication. Year 3: Childhood in context-where are we heading?; Creativity in the Curriculum; Psychological perspectives on children’s development; Professional practice; Independent research/dissertation.

How to apply

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University Centre Southend
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University Centre has decided to temporarily stop sponsoring international students who need a student visa to study on our programmes in our campuses in the UK until further notice.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 - minimum 5.5 across all components.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £17930 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
EU £17930 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Early Years Education at University Centre South Essex - UCAS