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Early Childhood Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
The Early Childhood Studies programme from the University of Roehampton  is internationally renowned for its work in early childhood studies. With a team of highly-regarded tutors, who are all experts in their specialisms, you will learn from some of the best in the field.
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Overview

The Early Childhood Studies programme from the University of Roehampton will empower you with the knowledge and skills, confidence and resilience to act as an advocate for babies, young children, their families and communities. 

You will develop an understanding of policy and practice, and learn to engage in critical inquiry and problem solving around key issues in early childhood.Looking at the intellectual, emotional, physical, social and cultural experiences of young children, you will learn about promoting understanding and respect for young children and their families.

The course takes a distinctive Froebelian approach to the study of early years, grounded in the following principles:

  • A holistic focus on babies, young children, their families and the communities they are part of, making links with past, present and future
  • The centrality of play and (outdoor) environments for wellbeing and learning
  • Continued development of understanding of professionalism and professional reflection and action, linking theory, research and practice
  • A commitment to recognising and responding to the individual experiences and understandings of children
  • Inclusion and connectedness, and a commitment to social justice in the field of early childhood

Career options

You will be well placed to secure a variety of roles, such as working as an education professional in primary and nursery care (teaching, administration or management) or a special needs professional in schools, children centres and the community. You could work for a children's charity undertaking policy and research, in community support, welfare or housing, or for an NGO or central or local government department.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    If you are applying to university from the UK or European Union (EU) you must submit your UCAS application between September and 15 January.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues
  • Researching Social and Cultural Issues
  • Studying Young Children
  • Babies and Toddlers
  • Froebelian Perspectives: Play and Outdoor Learning
  • Being a Professional in Early Childhood: Inclusive Practice
  • Play, Representation and Creativity
  • History of Early Childhood

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Specific entry requirements

  • BTEC(QCF) Extended Diploma possible grades - Relevant accepted DMM
  • Access - 24 Merits D18M24P3

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13145 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13145 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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