Early Childhood Studies at University of Roehampton - UCAS

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Course summary

Why this course?

  • Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering the high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students
  • Roehampton is internationally renowned for its research into early years education and its Froebelian ethos
  • Top ten in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (PTES 2022, 2023)
  • The 2023 Complete University Guide ranks Roehampton 2nd in London for research quality in education
  • Jointly recognised as the best modern university in the country, and the best modern university in London for research excellence. (REF 2021). 77% of our research is ranked ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2021)
  • This programme is supported by the Froebel Archive for Childhood Studies and attracting PG students from around the world
About this course: A programme of study founded on a commitment to babies and young children as people with agency and unique capacities, and to their overall wellbeing from the prenatal period. Topics covered include:
  • Play, Thinking and Communication
  • Social and Educational Research
  • Early Childhood Pedagogy and Practice
  • Exploring the Froebelian Legacy in Early Childhood Practice
  • Professionalism, Leadership and Advocacy
  • Emotion and the Roots of Wellbeing
  • Current Perspectives on Child Development
  • Representing Childhoods
  • Developing a Language-aware Pedagogy for Multilingual Learners
Skills: Our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a professional skillset. This incorporates;
  • Strengthening your awareness and understanding of the influence of social, cultural and political contexts on young children's lives and explore how you take account of them into action
  • Learning advocacy skills for the well-being of young children and their families and develop effective leadership and collaboration techniques across disciplines in the field of early childhood
  • There is a deep commitment to working in partnership with families and communities and to the development of students’ professionalism, advocacy and leadership
Career Opportunities: Graduates of MA Early Childhood Studies will be prepared for careers in professional practice and leadership in:
  • Early childhood
  • Education
  • Health and social welfare
  • Policy making
  • Administration of early childhood services
  • Research and developing the early years workforce in further and higher education.

Entry requirements

You are usually expected to hold a good second-class honours degree (or above) from an approved university or college in the UK, or a recognised degree from abroad.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8243 Year 1
Scotland £8243 Year 1
Wales £8243 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8243 Year 1
EU £17325 Year 1
International £17325 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees quoted for 2024
Early Childhood Studies at University of Roehampton - UCAS