University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' Highly qualified, research'active tutors who are experts in their fields. ' A very supportive learning community with high levels of student satisfaction. ' Access to our renowned Froebel Archive for Childhood Studies, containing rare books, toys and photographs. ' The opportunity to work in a wide range of different educational settings, such as schools, nurseries, museums and charities ' Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Complete University Guide 2016, the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 and the Guardian University Guide 2016)

Course Modules

Early Childhood Studies Year 1: cultural influences; introduction to early childhood; babies and toddlers 1; studying young children; critical reading in early childhood studies; Froebelian legacy and principles for contemporary inclusive practice; individual study 1; individual study 2. Year 2: play, representation and creativity; research proposal; historical perspectives on early childhood; children and families; communication, language and literacy; environments for living and learning; self and others; children's well'being (health and safeguarding); special needs in early years care and education; curriculum principles and practice; early childhood placement. Year 3: professionalism and advocacy; report; thinking and understanding; leadership and teamwork; social policy in early childhood services; babies and toddlers 2; parents, professionals and the balance of power; children's social world. Education Year 1: investigating education; contemporary issues in education; understanding education; aims of education; child development; history and policy in education. Year 2: education policies; researching education. Optional modules: educational placement 1; children learning, children thinking; infant development (the 1st 3 years); extended educational placement 1; teachers, schools and society; global trends in education; supporting inclusion in school (inclusive and special education); inequalities in education (class, race, and gender); adolescent development and secondary education; teaching and learning with multimedia; children and their learning (inclusive and special education); informal learning: learning through leisure; classroom learning and behaviour management; radical perspectives in education (pre'1870); children's literature and literacy; ethics and education. Year 3: dissertation; educational placement 2. Optional modules; distinctive schools and their philosophies; testing times (the uses and abuses of assessment); counselling in education; primary education; social philosophy and education; children's rights in education; educational placement 2; trends in education policy and practice; e'learning and the science of instruction; disability issues and society (inclusive and special education); education, children and the media; youth participation and identity; multiculturalism and education.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA/BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA/BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BA/BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 112
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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96% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 83%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 83%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 15
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 15
Unknown 10

26% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 8%

Total Coursework: 86%

Total Practical: 5%

£905 - £905
Typical cost of university accommodation

£1,030 - £1,236
Typical cost of private accommodation