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 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: Babies and Toddlers, Froebelian Perspectives: Play and Outdoor Learning, Being a Professional in Early Childhood: Inclusive Practice, Contemporary Issues, Researching Social and Cultural Issues, Studying Young Children; Building Relationships. Placement.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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

Please see https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/applying/undergraduate-entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements


Some modules on this programme require an enhanced DBS check to be completed through the University as they involve placements with children.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic59with no less than 59 in any band
Cambridge English AdvancedCgrade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note the fee amounts listed are from 2023. In some cases fees will increase for the following year.
Early Childhood Studies at University of Roehampton - UCAS