Early Childhood Studies

Course Introduction

Do you want to help shape and change young lives through education? Do you have a passion for teaching? Do you want to change communities from the inside? If you’re interested in learning more about children and childhood and you envisage a career working with and for children and their families, this course will give you an excellent foundation.

Our course will give you a fascinating insight into the way children experience their childhoods and how that experience influences them as they develop. You’ll look at childhood from a range of different critical perspectives and explore the factors that influence the childhood experience. You’ll examine issues such as health, early-years legislation and global inequalities in childhood.

You’ll have the opportunity to work on projects in the local community, applying your developing knowledge by devising practical solutions to real-life problems.

Course Modules

Year 1: Pedagogy: Supporting Development in the Early Years (core), Perspectives of Early Childhood Development (core), Children in their Social Contexts (core), Children with Additional Needs and Children’s Health (core).

Year 2: Issues and Controversies in Early Childhood Development (core), Observing, Documenting and Researching with Children, Families and Practitioners (core), Social Policy for Children and Families (core) and Advocating for Children: National and international Contexts (core).

Year 3:Early Childhood Research Dissertation (core), Leading and Managing Partnerships in the Early Years (core), Children, Culture and Globalisation (core), Multimodal Learning in Early Childhood (optional) and Volunteering (optional).

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees