London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

You'll learn about the influence of society on childhood, and develop critical thinking and essay skills during this four-year alternative route into higher education. The foundation year is ideal if you don't have traditional qualifications or meet the entry requirements for the degree level Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons). The course is an excellent way to get a real taste of a range of social and human science subjects while gaining the maths and English GCSEs you need to progress to the degree.

**More about this course**

In Year 0, by engaging your interest in a range of social and human science issues, we'll create an exciting and stimulating environment to focus on improving your academic and study skills.

Boosting your confidence and unlocking your potential, the extended degree provides an excellent foundation for developing more specific expertise in Year 1 of the Early Childhood Studies BA while gaining maths and English GCSEs if you don't already have them.

The foundation year qualifies you for entry to Year 1 (Level 4) of the three-year degree and gives you a taste of contemporary issues at the forefront of the study of early childhood. You'll benefit from the most up-to-date developments in work with young children and their families across all sectors.

This course is ideal for those looking to begin or progress a career in the early childhood professions and has links to national organisations.

**What our students say**

“This course has broadened my knowledge and boosted my confidence. I have received excellent support from my tutors. I have been a student representative for two years and this has enabled me to share students’ voices with senior lecturers.”

“Those with children and other commitments are taken into consideration. The University and its staff have helped me a lot throughout my course. Lectures are interesting and helpful. All the staff have provided full support and encouraged me to do well.”

Course Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Critical Thinking (core, 15 credits)

Culture, Family and Power (core, 15 credits)

Key Concepts in Early Childhood (core, 15 credits)

Media, Crime and 'Race' (core, 15 credits)

Reflecting on Self and Society (core, 15 credits)

Researching Discrimination (core, 15 credits)

Researching Inequality (core, 15 credits)

Social Issues in Context: Text to Essay (core, 15 credits)

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