• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
This Education and Early Years (1 year top-up) from The University of Hull is ideal if you're aspiring to a professional role in the education and care of young children, this is a one-year top-up course for people who already have a foundation degree.
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This Education and Early Years (1 year top-up) from The University of Hull is ideal if you want to work in a professional capacity in the early education sector. If you're interested in the way that young children learn and develop, this could be the course for you.

  • 98% of Hull's 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 how young children are cared for and educated and the impact it has on their life chances.
  • Train for a rewarding career making a real difference to young children.


You will have a variety of career options in education. The degree prepares you to work within the early childhood sector at level six, leading and supporting practice.

This programme is particularly appropriate for students considering professionally relevant pathways in the field of early education, in particular those considering progressing to post graduate pathways such as initial teacher education and Masters study.

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:

  • Policy and Practice in Early Years and Care​
  • Creativity in Education
  • International Perspectives in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Leadership, Management and Team Working
  • 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

  • HND Higher National Diploma in related subject plus some work experience with 0 - 5 year olds
  • Foundation Degree in related subject (level 5) and substantial experience of working with 0 - 5 year olds
  • English Language/Literature at Grade 4 or C or above
  • For international applicants, UG Diploma (240 credits with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5)
  • If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency

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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