• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Improving the lives of young children is incredibly rewarding with this Early Childhood Education and Care (1 year top-up) (Hons) from The University of Hull. Our partnerships with education and care providers will let you do just that.
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The Early Childhood Education and Care (1 year top-up) (Hons) from The University of Hull combines academic rigour with fun, creative ways to encourage the under fives to take part in learning.

  • 98% of our educational studies students are in work or further study six months after graduating (UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018)
  • Study education and learning theories, policies and practices in a range of contexts, with emphasis on early childhood and care.
  • You'll be taught by dedicated, diverse and experienced staff with interests and published work in many educational areas.

You'll be allocated a personal supervisor and you'll receive guidance in your academic work. You can also drop in on your lecturers and tutors at any time with any questions or concerns.


We work hard to maintain a strong focus on employability within the sector and beyond.

Successful completion of this course provides an excellent basis for a career in teaching, early years leadership, family and community development or social work, as well as other areas of the public sector.

As a graduate, you will continue to have access to the University Careers Service who will provide a wealth of advice, information and guidance to help ready you for the world of work.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Perspectives in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Professional Practice – Working with 0-5s
  • Creativity in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Leadership and Management in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Dissertation

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • English Language/Literature at Grade 4 or C or above
  • Satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required. 
  • Level 5 sector-specific qualification, such as an early years sector-endorsed foundation degree, plus some experience of working with 0–5 year-olds
  • Foundation degree plus substantial experience of working with 0–5 year olds
  • Vocational degree plus substantial experience of working with 0–5 year olds in a non-educational role (for example, as a health visitor)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Hull

  • 729 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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