• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The modules in the Early Childhood Studies (Hons) programme from Anglia Ruskin University  takes into account the Children's Workforce Development Council and the Early Years Professional Framework. It will teach you the skills you need to work effectively in the early childhood sector such as nurseries and pre-schools.


When you graduate, you’ll be able to apply to work in any registered setting in England, without needing to retrain.

On the other hand, you could choose further study, such as a relevant Master’s degree, or a PGCE course which would qualify you as a primary school teacher. With further training, you could also go into educational psychology or social work.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning and Development
  • Play, Health and Well-being
  • Researching Childhood
  • Understanding the Work Context
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Supporting Children's Learning
  • Embracing Diversity
  • Enquiry into Practice

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

  • 80 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).
  • 5 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English.
  • Evidence of work with young children is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13100 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 Chelmsford

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


The University offers a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Early Childhood Studies (Hons)
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