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Early Childhood Studies/Sociology

Entry requirements


This course requires between 88 and 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.

This course requires between 88 and 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.

This course requires between 88 and 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.

This course requires between 88 and 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.

This course requires between 88 and 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.

This course requires between 88 and 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.

This course requires between 88 and 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.

This course requires between 88 and 112 UCAS points. Applicants can achieve these points from the range of qualifications that are in the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff

88-112

For those applying from school or college offers for this course are based on UCAS tariff points. For those who already have their qualifications the University will take into account work and other experience in addition to qualifications gained.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Sociology

Early years education

If you are finding it hard to decide between two subjects you enjoy, you could tailor your degree with a combined honours course. Variety, flexibility and a chance to maximise your employability are just some of the advantages on offer when you choose to study a combined honours degree. And Canterbury Christ Church University offers one of the widest selection of combined honours degrees in the UK.

**Early Childhood Studies**

The development and growth of children during their early childhood is extraordinary as they grow from babies, completely dependent on care, to children able to act for themselves.

This course explores the extraordinary time in children's lives from before birth to approximately eight years old. We examine the factors and experiences that shape their early development and growth. We look at early childhood from a range of perspectives - including psychology, education, health, sociology, law and science - so that you will be well placed to act as an advocate for young children within a range of professional disciplines upon graduation.

As part of the course our students are offered opportunities to consider cultural differences in early childhood development. They are also offered practice-based experiences so they can observe in practice how professionals can impact on how young children develop and grow.

**Sociology**

Investigate the ways in which social life is organised, structured and experienced. Be inspired by an engaging Sociology degree that is supported by interactive teaching and committed tutors. This transformative course will help you understand the social world and your place in it. Alongside taught modules, you will have the chance to engage in research. Opportunities to work with stakeholders, undertake work shadowing and volunteer in the community will widen your understanding of the world and enable you to gain practical experience which directly translates into employability skills.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,500
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Canterbury Christ Church University

Department:

School of Childhood and Education Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
med
Sociology
73%
low
Early years education

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

67%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
62%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

Education

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

69%
Library resources
69%
IT resources
61%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
3%
Male students
97%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
34%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Other administrative occupations

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

Education

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Childcare and related personal services
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£21k

£21k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Education and teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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