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Course summary

Our BA Early Childhood Studies (top-up) is designed for students who have completed the foundation degree in Early Childhood studies and wish to obtain a full degree. Why this course?

  • Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students
  • Achieve a level 6 Graduate Practitioner Competencies by completing an assessed work placement in your final year
  • Access the Froebel Archive, containing rare books, toys and photos, collected over the past 200 years.
About this course? This degree consists of a sharp focus on employability in the early years sector - with teaching informed by the influential works of Friedrich Froebel. Roehampton is internationally renowned for its work in early childhood studies. This course takes a distinctive Froebelian approach to the study of early years, grounded in the following principles:
  • A holistic view of babies, young children, their families and the communities they are part of, making links with past, present and future.
  • The centrality of play and (outdoor) environments for wellbeing and learning.
  • Inclusion and connectedness, and a commitment to social justice in the field of early childhood.
  • A commitment to recognising and responding to the individual experiences and understandings of children.
  • Continued development of understanding of professionalism and professional reflection and action, linking theory, research and practice.
Skills: On our BA Early Childhood Studies, our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a professional skillset. This incorporates;
  • Developing knowledge, skills and confidence to act as an advocate for babies, young children, their families and communities.
  • Understanding policy and practice, and learning to engage in critical inquiry and problem solving around key issues in the field.
  • Graduate Practitioner Competencies - Students have the opportunity to gain the level 6 certificate through undertaking an assessed placement.
Career Opportunities: You will be well placed to secure a variety of roles, such as:
  • Working as an education professional in primary and nursery care (teaching, administration or management)*
  • A special needs professional in schools, children centres and the community.
  • A children's charity undertaking policy and research, in community support, welfare or housing.
  • An NGO or central or local government department.
*This is an academic degree - further study may be needed to gain professional qualifications


Examples include: Enquiry Project, Researching Practice in Early Years Care and Education, Preparation for HLTA, Leading and Evaluating Practice in Early Years Settings and Wellbeing & Holistic Development

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• 240 credits from a Higher National Diploma (HND), a foundation degree (FdA/ FdSc) or equivalent international qualification in a relevant subject. • 240 credits from years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in a relevant subject at a different institution.

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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
EU £15750 Year 1
International £15750 Year 1

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Early Childhood Studies (Top-Up) at University of Roehampton - UCAS