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Discover Early Childhood Studies

Why choose this course?

We know that young minds crave imaginative education. Our BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies course will equip you with the skills to deliver creative learning to the 0-8 age range. You’ll gain a strong understanding of early childhood by exploring how children develop, learn, and think.

  • Undertake a work placement for a minimum of one day each week. This valuable real world experience will enhance your employability when you graduate.
  • Develop practical skills in areas such as First Aid, Makaton (sign language) and safeguarding. These additional qualifications will look great on your CV.
  • Enjoy the opportunity to explore international education by studying abroad through our Erasmus+ scheme. In the past, students have travelled to Amsterdam and Budapest.
  • 98% of students said that they were satisfied with the overall quality of this course, according to the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS).

If you want to lead the Foundation Curriculum, you can study BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies with Early Years Teacher Status, which will give you the professional status of EYTS alongside your undergraduate degree.

Entry requirements

CourseTypical entry requirementsUCAS code
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies  260 UCAS points X310
Early Childhood Studies (Joint Honours)  220-300 UCAS points Y002

Where will it take you?

98% of our Early Childhood Studies graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing this course.

You could work in the independent, private, public, or voluntary sectors. Previous graduates have gone on to become:

  • Teaching assistants
  • Early years practitioners
  • Nursery nurses
  • Nursery managers
  • Special educational needs support assistants

Graduates have also gone onto train as children’s nurses by undertaking a shortened two-year Paediatric Nursing qualification. You could also apply to study a range of postgraduate courses, including our MA Social Work, PGCE Primary, or PG Cert Early Years with Early Years Teacher Status (0-5).