48 months
14600 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Take a look at childhood and explore children’s early years. This BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies with Foundation course at the University of Plymouth will help you investigate childhood through sociology, social psychology, history, and philosophy.

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BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies with Foundation  course at the University of Plymouth , offers high-quality teaching, a stimulating learning environment where you'll feel supported and ready for degree study. In your first year, you'll develop your knowledge of the ways children and adults come to know what they know. You’ll acquire a toolkit of skills and the confidence to know how to use it. Upon successful completion, you’ll join the undergraduate BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies programme where you'll develop a deeper understanding of children’s lives and experiences.

Key Features:

This four-year course is designed to give you the grounding necessary to progress through your undergraduate programme in BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies giving you a broader view of children’s development by studying the subject in practical, historical and international contexts.

Your first year will:

  • enable you to enter University from non-traditional entry routes, whether you are returning to education after a break or if you come with qualifications other than A levels
  • introduce you to supportive and accessible academic staff in a welcoming community with personal tutor support
  • prepare you for level 4 study in a research-rich environment, establishing relationships with the University, support services, teaching staff and other education students
  • provide research-informed teaching opportunities which build on your prior learning, encouraging you to draw on your work/professional/personal experiences
  • provide you learning experiences which offer small group work, problem-solving and interactive approaches through a wide range of diverse and innovative teaching methods
  • support you in developing essential study skills through a variety of coursework-based inclusive assessments – from essays and presentations to creative projects, personal development plans and written projects.

Careers with this subject:

Do you dream of working with young children, in a children’s centre, nursery or school setting or as a social worker, psychologist or researcher? Wherever you want to end up, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies is a great place to start. A combination of academic knowledge and practical skills makes graduates from this course stand out from the crowd.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Questioning Education

  • Studying Learning and Learning to Study

  • Children and Stories

  • Independent Enquiry

  • Places and Spaces for Learning and Playing

  • Children in Society

  • Multi Professional Perspectives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS tariff

32 - 48

Don’t have 32–48 UCAS tariff points? We will consider ‘non-standard’ applications on a case-by-case basis

  • A levels: For Level 3 entry the Tariff points entry level will normally be 32–48 points from A level or equivalent. Non-standard applicants will normally be interviewed
  • All Access courses: Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (preference to education/ social science/ health and social care, but all considered) with at least 33 credits at Merit/Dist
  • Welsh Baccalaureate: Refer to the Admissions Tutor
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority: 32–48 points at Advanced Highers – refer to Admissions Tutor
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: Irish Highers, H5 in five subjects equivalent to 32–48 points
  • International Baccalaureate: 24 overall
  • GCSEs: Applicants are recommended to have GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English at Grade C/Level C or above. If applicants do not have the equivalent, completing this during this degree will be promoted

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14600 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Part time (Home) £770

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 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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