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.
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.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Courses Include:Year 1
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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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