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Early Childhood Studies Honours, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
The Early Childhood Studies Honours course is offered at the Middlesex University explores the needs and experiences of younger children, empowering you to make a difference in a wide variety of careers. The degree is taught by expert tutors with extensive experience in early years settings and investigates how education shapes child development.

About

Why study BA Early Childhood Studies Honours at Middlesex University?

Early Childhood Studies has young children at its focus. It is concerned with children growing up in a global world. Ideas and practices are drawn from many disciplines including history, psychology, philosophy, sociology, law, health, and management, all of which contribute to the field of childcare and education. The extensive history of delivering courses in the Department of Education means you benefit from the guidance of passionate academics who bring a wealth of professional experience from related sectors to their teaching. As research leaders, our academics are widely published across areas of multilingualism, diversity, and childhood development.

Employers increasingly expect higher Early Childhood Studies graduates to gain not only a qualification, but also a well-developed battery of personal transferable skills such as communication, problem-solving, reflection and teamwork, as well as a coherent sense of personal values to which they are committed. This is achieved by the Early Childhood Studies course by ensuring that the learning process is one where you participate actively in the interpretation, evaluation and application of knowledge, engaging in individual, group, and e-learning activities. Assessment is conducted via presentations, essays, reports and a final dissertation based on your own interests and research. A wealth of preparation and support is available to help you to succeed in your assignments.

Course highlights

  • The tutors are active researchers who bring the latest findings into their teaching, placing you at the cutting-edge of education practice in the UK
  • The degree is the perfect foundation to postgraduate teacher training such as PGCE Primary Education
  • We'll help you to identify the ideal career route or postgraduate programme and support you to plan a successful future
  • You can take part in work experience in an early years or other educational setting. Experiences can be evidenced in a digital portfolio
  • The placement office will support you through the placement process, including identifying a suitable host and making a winning application
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Careers

Early Childhood Studies can lead to a range of careers in early years education across management, administration and research within a wide range of educational settings, as well as training organisations, charities, parents' advisory-support groups, local authorities, health authorities, charities, housing associations and day nurseries. It is also the ideal foundation to becoming an early years teacher through completing a postgraduate qualification.

Our graduates find employment as teaching assistants, childhood development officers and children's centre managers as well as leadership and management roles.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

Year 1
  • Infant Health and Well-being 
  • Reflective Professional Practice in Early Years 
  • Approaches to Learning 
  • Early Childhood Development 
Year 2
  • Researching Lives: Social Investigation in the Contemporary World 
  • Social Perspectives on Childhood and Education for Early years 
Year 3
  • Dissertation Module for Early Childhood Studies

                          English Language Requirements

                          • Minimum required score:

                            6

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                          • Minimum required score:

                            72

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                          General Requirements

                          • 112 UCAS points
                          • Your prior achievement in awarded qualifications
                          • Predicted achievement in the qualifications you are currently studying
                          • Personal statement or statement of purpose for evidence of your motivation and commitment to your subject
                          • References about your academic potential and personal qualities
                          • Details of time spent at another Higher Education institution, even if the course was not completed.

                          Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

                          • Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.

                          Tuition Fee

                          • International

                            13000 GBP/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 13000 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.
                          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                          UK/EU students
                          • Part-time students: £77 per taught credit
                          International 
                          • Part-time students: £108 per taught credit

                          Living costs for London

                          • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
                            Living Costs

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

                          Funding

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