University of East London

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).

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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