12 months
15576 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Early Childhood Studies (Top-Up) (Hons) degree from London Metropolitan University emphasizes the links between theory and practice and highly values the development of professional and academic skills and knowledge.

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This is a top-up version of the Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.

The Early Childhood Studies (Top-Up) (Hons) degree from London Metropolitan University draws focus on the study of children's play, development and learning from birth to six years old, as well as the implications this has for practice in early childhood settings. 

This degree will equip you with the skills needed to work with children and families in a range of situations and to act as an advocate for their rights and wellbeing.

The Early Childhood Studies (Top-up) BA course team includes writers and researchers at the forefront of the field who are passionately committed to enabling, empowering and inspiring you to make transformational changes to your own life and to the lives of children, families and communities. We do this by valuing your individual experience and existing knowledge, embracing different opinions, ensuring that issues of equality and social justice underpin our work, engaging in continuous critical reflection and working with integrity, energy and enthusiasm.

Where this course can take you

As a graduate of this degree, you'll be able to pursue a variety of careers in education, health and social care sectors. The success of our graduates reflects the current need for well-trained professionals who can quickly move up to more senior roles in children’s centres, nursery and primary schools, as well as other early childhood care and education settings.

Some students go on to specialise in a particular area, such as special educational needs, while others take up advisory posts in local authorities or government departments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Debating Children and Childhood 
  • Early Childhood Studies Project 
  • Leading Practice with Children, Families and Professionals
  • Reading Research and Research Methods in Early Childhood

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have one of the following:

  • 240 credits from a Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree (FdA/ FdSc) or equivalent international qualification in a relevant subject
  • 240 credits from years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in a relevant subject at a different institution

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15576 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15576 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK: £2,310 per 30 credits
  • Int: £3,894 per 30 credits

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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.

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