Early Childhood Studies (with Foundation Year) University of East London

Undergraduate

This extended course is perfect if you want a degree in Early Childhood Studies but you don’t have the standard entry requirements.
First we prepare you for your degree during your Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree.

Our course will give you a fascinating insight into the way children experience their childhoods and how that experience influences them as they develop.
You will look at childhood from a range of different critical perspectives and explore the factors that influence the childhood experience. You’ll examine issues such as health, early-years legislation and global inequalities in childhood.

You will have the opportunity to work on projects in the local community, applying your developing knowledge by devising practical solutions to real-life problems.
Early childhood is a well-established and popular area of study at UEL. Our academic team come from a broad range of professional backgrounds and cultures and, together, they have more than 100 years of experience in the field.

Early Childhood Studies is available online. This makes it easy to fit around parenting or work. You’ll study using our virtual learning environment, Moodle, which includes chat rooms, reading materials, lecture clips and assignments.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Stratford Campus

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

Foundation Year:
Becoming an Early Childhood Undergraduate (core)
Rethinking Children’s Behaviour (core)
Play and talk in learning (core)
Key Concepts in Studying Early Childhood (core)
Year 1:
Pedagogy: Supporting Development in the Early Years (core)
Perspectives of Early Childhood Development (core)
Children in their Social Contexts (core)
Children with Additional Needs and Children’s Health (core)
Year 2:
Issues and Controversies in Early Childhood Development (core)
Observing, Documenting and Researching with Children, Families and Practitioners (core)
Social Policy for Children and Families (core)
Advocating for Children: National and international Contexts (core)
Year 3:
Early Childhood Research Dissertation (core)
Leading and Managing Partnerships in the Early Years (core)
Children, Culture and Globalisation (core)
Multimodal Learning in Early Childhood (optional)
Volunteering (optional)

Assessment method

We assess some modules by coursework only and some by a combination of exam (either seen or unseen) and coursework. Coursework can take the form of essays, reports, class presentations, learning journals and book reviews.


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 X312
Institution code E28
Campus name Stratford Campus
Campus code S

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level CC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements.

Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication)

Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,880 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £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.