Education Studies and Early Years Liverpool John Moores University

Undergraduate

If you want to work with young children and want to be able to make a significant difference to their quality of life, this BA (Hons) course in Education Studies and Early Years could be ideal for you.

Children’s future development and educational attainment depends on high quality provision and experiences in the early years. This course explores recent initiatives and the influence of historical and key early years pioneers on current practice. You will also examine how young children develop and learn and both national and international approaches to early years provision, policy and practice.

The course brings together all aspects of education such as the effects of poverty and social exclusion, and curriculum development. The needs and rights of children, and your moral and professional role in working with them, will form the foundation of your professional development and academic studies.

You will study education it its broadest sense, drawing on aspects of sociology, history, politics, psychology and philosophy to give you an understanding of current educational thinking and practice. We signpost you to appropriate volunteer opportunities and activities in schools and other placements, so that you can gain the experience and practice you need before embarking on further training, study or a career.

We have several international links, and there are opportunities to visit other countries and also undertake a work-related placement overseas.

You will be able to tailor your studies to your own interests through option modules, research and work-related practice. Not only will you graduate with a solid foundation for a child-centred career, you will also gain key transferable skills, such as interpersonal, oral and written skills that are so crucial in the workplace today.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 4

•Learners and Learning in Contemporary Society
•Education and Society
•Snapshots of Education
•Introduction to the Study of Education and Early Years
•Key Early Education Principles
•Development and Early Learning

Level 5

•Research Approaches & Methods
•Schools and the Curriculum
•Pedagogy and Practice in Early Years Education

The following options are typically offered:

•Comparative & International Education
•Education, Equality and Social Justice
•Contemporary Issues for Young People
•International Placement
•Project Design & Implementation in Education
•Developing Employability Skills Through Work Based Learning
•Health in the Early Years
•Creativity and Discovery Learning in the Early Years
•Atypical Development and Disability in the Early Years

Level 6

•Dissertation module
•International Contemporary Issues in the Early Years

The following options are typically offered:

•Adult Education and Lifelong Learning
•Parents and Schools
•Radical Education
•Education in Fiction, Film and the Media
•Informal and Non-formal Education
•Supporting Vulnerable Children and Young People in Education
•Working Therapeutically in the Early Years
•Philosophy with Children
•Drama and Imagination in the Early Years

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose.

We recognise that all students perform differently depending on how they are being assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. Coursework may therefore include essays, reports, presentations, newspapers, posters, diaries and a dissertation. Exams are limited to the main core modules.

Your marks and feedback will be available within 15 working days of submitting a piece of work. That is because we believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to develop further.


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 XL30
Institution code L51
Campus name Liverpool John Moores University
Campus code -

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
UCAS Tariff 104 points ​Please contact the University if you have any questions regarding the relevance of your qualifications.
A level BCC Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
Is general studies acceptable? Yes
Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
Average A Level offer: BCC
Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM is required if no other level 3 qualifications are taken
Access to HE Diploma Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Further information: Pass required
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Additional information: 104 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Grades / subjects required: 104 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below:

• Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths
• NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading
• Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English
• Higher Diploma in Maths/ English
• Functional skills level 2 in Maths/ English
• Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number
• Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £13,950 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they will be freezing tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year.