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Bristol, University of the West of England

Early Childhood

UCAS Code: X312

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


No specific subjects required. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.

No specific subjects required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C / 4 or above in English Language, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.

No specific subjects required.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

No specific subjects required.

UCAS Tariff

104

If you are considering a route into PGCE Primary/Primary Early Years or Early Years Teacher Status courses, please see our website for additional requirements.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Early childhood studies

Early Childhood offers an exploration of issues regarding provision for early childhood, focusing on children aged 0-8. Within the course we encourage you to link theory to the practice of working with children and develop a critical understanding of a range of issues in this field of study. You will learn about different professional roles in within the early years sector, including though not limited to Early Years teaching and working as a graduate level Early Years Professional. Early Childhood modules include a focus on: perspectives on play; child development including children's conceptual and linguistic development; historical and cross-cultural comparisons on childhood; technological and commercial impacts on children and working as a professional with children. A significant theme is the dynamic debate around children's rights, and you will examine national and international policies concerning young children. You will also consider the ethics and methodology of researching children's lives. In your final year you write a dissertation based on research with children during your work-related learning.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Frenchay Campus

Department:

Education and Childhood

TEF rating:
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99%
UK students
1%
International students
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
46%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D

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£27,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

86%
Welfare professionals
7%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
3%
Nursing and midwifery professionals

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