Childhood Education, B.A.

Childhood Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


The importance of developing a graduate workforce of professionals who are able to play an active part in helping young children achieve the best possible start in life is a major issue that governments are addressing in the UK and abroad. 

By undertaking the Childhood Education Childhood Education programme, students will gain an in-depth and critical understanding of a range of key issues associated with the lives of young children on a day-to-day basis. This will prepare you for a range of careers and opportunities in the public and community/voluntary sectors within the ever-expanding field of early childhood.

Are you interested in gaining specialist knowledge about the learning, development and general life experiences of children under seven years of age? This course will give you the opportunity to examine in detail aspects such as:

- Different perspectives on early childhood

- Policy and practice in working with children under seven years of age

- Societal and cultural views of younger childhood

- Key life transitions for children in their early years

- Issues of safeguarding, development and diversity

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

This course will prepare you for a range of careers and opportunities in the public and community/voluntary sectors within the ever-expanding field of early childhood. Early Childhood Studies is distinctive in its focus on the 0-7 age range.

This degree presents an opportunity to undertake rigorous academic study that is informed by a variety of disciplines including sociology, psychology, social policy and gender studies.

Modules may include:

- Child Development & Early Learning

- The Psychology of Early Childhood

- Children’s Play & Active Exploration

- Social Policy & the Early Years

- Early Childhood Provision & Practice

- Child Protection 

- Inclusion & Special Needs

- Risk, Modernity & Young Children

- Early Years Innovation

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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Academic Requirements

- 96-112 UCAS Tariff points

- 3 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    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 York

  • 646 - 1130 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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