University of the West of Scotland

Childhood Studies University of the West of Scotland Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

This programme is designed to deepen your understanding of issues related to childhood and services for children and their families. Study includes childcare policy at home and abroad; equality; inclusion; health and well-being; language; communication; and early literacy skills.

You will enhance your appreciation of the values underpinning children’s services, the importance of working partnerships with professionals from differing disciplines and address childcare-related management issues.

Guest speakers also form part of the programme to further deepen your understanding of the subject. Recent speakers include Professor Li Li of Kunming University to discuss international perspectives of early years provision in China and Sue Robson of Roehampton University who addressed creativity in the early years.

Year 2

Studies include health and well-being, social justice and equality, multiple intelligences and self-reflection skills. Leadership and teamwork skills are developed in a variety of childcare settings. During a three-week block of work-based learning (in this year or Year 3), language, communication and early literacy skills will be studied.

Year 3

Skills management and leadership abilities are developed. Other countries’ policies and practices of childcare are studied as well as the wider Scottish children’s workforce. You will learn qualitative research methods and undertake a research project. A three-week block of work-based learning is offered.

Year 4

You will study towards your Honours degree and develop a specialism, deepening your knowledge of the core themes of research, practice, and inter-professional/disciplinary working, with a continuing focus on inclusion and diversity, working with families and children’s play, learning and development.

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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
Scottish Higher C SQA Higher English

SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC in Early Education and Care, Childcare and Education or Childhood Practice, plus SQA HG English at Grade C or GCSE English Literature and English Language at Grade B, or above or equivalent.

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of the West of Scotland
Paisley Campus
High Street
Paisley
PA1 2BE


Course contact details

Applicant Enquiry Team

0800 027 1000