St Mary's College Blackburn

Early Childhood and Information Technology St Mary's College Blackburn Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Liverpool Hope University

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TEF Bronze

St Mary's College Blackburn has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT COMBINED HONOURS DEGREES ARE SPLIT 50/50. THIS MEANS BOTH SUBJECTS WILL BE STUDIED EQUALLY.

Early Childhood Overview

The early experience of children in today’s society is crucial to their future life experience. Early Childhood is receiving significant attention due to its importance for securing lifelong learning and development. The widening gap nationally and internationally between advantaged and disadvantaged children clearly emphasises the implications of supporting children and their families in their early years. Studying Early Childhood with Liverpool Hope allows you to explore early holistic development from a local, national and international perspective.

You will be taught by academics from a wide variety of backgrounds, including Sociology, Education, Health and Psychology. The teaching team are all actively involved in research and have published in their specialist fields.

They are all members of the thriving Liverpool Hope Childhood Research Forum and contribute to a range of research conferences both nationally and internationally. This experience provides an informed and supportive learning environment for the student characterised by depth and challenge.

Information Technology Overview

Information Technology is a rapidly changing and exciting subject. Organisations are increasingly relying on information technology to carry out key business functions. There is an explosion in the use of mobile devices to shop online and there is a high demand for skilled professionals who are able to effectively manage information systems. Well-designed software applications that are
effective and usable is a crucial requirement for employers.

Information Technology prepares you to meet the needs of a wide range of organisations, emphasising the development of a variety of technologies, especially web and mobile technologies that are increasingly becoming a part of our everyday lives. During your studies, you will have opportunities to develop computational thinking and a systems approach to formulating, analysing and solving complex problems.

Information Technology as a subject is intellectually challenging and is taught by staff with a varied background and a diverse range of interests. Your student experience is enhanced by a rich curriculum that exposes you to multiple approaches to technological problems. Information Technology has a wide-reaching social impact, posing many ethical questions, and these issues are explored at various points during the degree.

Mode of Delivery

This is a full time course taking three years to complete and is delivered by a combination of face-to-face sessions, online sessions, and independent study. The face-to-face sessions are normally between 6pm-9pm on no more than two evenings per week, one evening per week for each of your two subjects at St Mary’s College. Online learning will allow more flexibility of location and may allow flexibility of timing.

In addition to lectures, seminars and workshops for your subject, there are support sessions to assist with academic writing, referencing, careers preparation and library skills.

On top of teaching hours, you are also expected to study independently for 30 hours each week, 15 hours for each subject, as well as studying in groups to prepare for any group assessments you may have.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code LH16
Institution code S62
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points

An alternative entrance assessment may be possible for students who do not meet standard entry criteria but who have other level 3 qualifications and/or experiential learning. This will be discussed by one of our Support Tutors at an initial advice appointment.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,165 Year 1
Scotland £6,165 Year 1
Wales £6,165 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University reserves the right to increase Home and EU Undergraduate tuition fees in line with any inflationary or other increase authorised by the Secretary of State for future years of study. As well as the cost of your tuition fees, you will need to consider the cost of your core textbooks which we estimate to be around £100.

Provider information

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St Mary's College Blackburn
Shear Brow
Blackburn
BB1 8DX


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