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Overview

Research from recent years has revealed a great deal about the quality and quantity of learning that occurs in children under eight years old.

It's an exciting time to consider how children explore the world. The things we discover are used across our education system and the business world, so it's not surprising that graduates in early childhood are sought after for employment.

Explore the issues affecting children between birth and eight years old, linking theory to practice, and understand the social, psychological and philosophical factors in young children's lives, learning and development.

Real-world experience is central you'll spend at least 10 days in early years settings in your first year and 20 days in your final year. You'll explore professional roles in your second year.

Develop key communication and interpersonal skills, such as learning how to work effectively with others, organise information and ideas, and present your ideas clearly and confidently.

Where can it take me?

This BA Early Childhood (Hons) at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) prepares you for  managerial careers in childcare and educational settings, children's services and family support.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Children in Society, Past and Present
  • Exploring Play in Early Childhood
  • Working with all Children and exploring SEN (with experience in EY settings)
  • The Developing Child
  • Responsibilities, Leadership and Professional Futures.
  • Comparative Early Childhood Policy and Provision
  • Technological Childhoods
  • Children Making Meaning.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

Pathway Courses

Some international students may need additional education in order to qualify for a degree. In conjunction with its partner organisation, Kaplan International Pathways, the University of West England, Bristol offers a number of entry route options for students, including undergraduate and postgraduate pathway courses.

A pathway course offers complete preparation for university-level study, and is taken at the UWE Bristol’s International College. Upon successful completion of their course at the required level, students planning to progress are guaranteed a place on their chosen degree.

  • Tariff points: 104
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language or equivalent.* Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Literacy and Numeracy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.
  • Relevant subjects: Childhood studies and psychology and sociology are particularly relevant. We also accept the CACHE Diploma in childcare.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The funding that you are eligible for depends on your fee status, the type of programme you are studying and when you start your UWE Bristol studies. 

Please note: To be considered for a scholarship, you must hold an offer to study at the University and fulfil certain eligibility. The scholarship availability, amount and eligibility will depend on the country and/or region that you come from.

For the best chance of being considered for a scholarship, we recommend that you apply early for the course that you are interested in studying.

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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