Stranmillis University College

Early Childhood Studies Stranmillis University College Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

Recognition of the need to provide quality early years services for young children is now widespread. This has led to an increasing demand for professionals working in the field of early years and for graduates from the BA(Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree.

The BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies involve the in depth study of theoretical perspectives on the young child and provides strands relating to health and well being, professional communication and relationships, managment and professional experience.

The degree is aimed at both males and females and is offered on a full time and part time basis. It is designed to give students a broader understanding of how young children think, learn and develop. It takes account of developments within the field of early childhood and reflects the multi-professional and multi-disciplinary nature of contemporary early years services. The course identifies and promotes best practice in caring for and educating young children and provides a strong theoretical underpinning of such practice.

Teaching and Learning

A substantial part of the teaching and learning process is related to the student's workplace experience. Students have the opportunity of working in a variety of settings and with children of varying ages between 0 and 8 years. An exciting ERASMUS programme is also available which facilitates students who may wish to experience mainland European early years.

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Integration of theory and practice is central to the line of development of the degree. Students will record their professional development and will be encouraged to become self-critical and reflective practitioners, thinking more deeply about their work with young children.

Career Opportunities

The degree provides the early years field with qualified competent early years professionals enabling graduates to work in a variety of early years establishments and contexts. These include day nurseries and nursery/primary schools, creches, parents and toddler groups, playgroups, family centres, Sure Start projects and other early years organisations such as Barnardos.

The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree also provides a relevant foundation for post-graduate study for example, an MA in Early Childhood Studies or a PGCE to gain qualified teacher status; fast track arrangements can also be accessed to allow for progression in the field of social work and play therapy.

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

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Course code X310
Institution code S79
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
A level BBB GCSE's - Minimum C in Mathematics & English

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Stranmillis University College
Stranmillis Road
Belfast
BT9 5DY


Course contact details

Academic Registry

028 9038 1271

Fax: 028 9038 4444