Early Years and Childhood Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS

Early Years and Childhood Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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How might modern day pressures be impacting on children’s mental health? How do our individual experiences of childhood influence our views and perspectives? How can children and young people participate in society and how can this contribute to changes in policy? From exploring feminism and queer theory to analysing the thinking of key philosophers, on this course, you’ll study the complex factors that affect children’s lives and ways to positively shape and influence their futures. In each year, you’ll learn about the different elements that impact on a child’s development. Studying subjects such as psychology, sociology, philosophy, and criminology, you’ll consider ethics, welfare, and the importance of policy and legislation relating to children, such as the Human Rights Act (1998). You’ll also learn about how childhood has changed over time both in the UK and globally and consider alternative perspectives to child development, including post-structuralism, socio-cultural theory and creative play. You’ll reflect on your own experience of childhood and explore how it was shaped by society. You’ll also consider the diverse experiences of children, young people, families and communities and how policy on local, national and international levels affects children’s lives. This course has a foundation year available. Features and Benefits

  • Community links - We’ve created this course with the help of local employers from the education and health and social care sectors, as well as community and voluntary organisations, to help you develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need when you’re in the workplace.
  • Specialise your studies - In year two, you can apply for a specialist placement, in places such as art galleries, museums, play therapy teams and Pupil Referral Units.
  • Study abroad - You could study in Europe for five months with the optional Erasmus programme.
  • Real work projects - You’ll have the opportunity to take part in projects, working innovatively with communities and professionals to develop your employability skills.

Course details

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeX310
Institution code M40
Campus nameMain Site
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 112 points
A level BCC - BBC Excluding General Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Scottish Higher BBCCC
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 25 points To include Grade 5 standard or Grade 4 Higher in English

Evidence of Level 3 study required within last 3 years. Academic reference GCSE Grade C in English Language. Equivalent qualifications, e.g. Functional Skills Level 2 Literacy, will be considered for this course. IELTS 6.0 with no element less than 5.5

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

For further information: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate
Early Years and Childhood Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS