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Main entry requirements
Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 •Is general studies acceptable? Yes •Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications •Average A Level offer: BCC •Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
•BTEC certificate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications •90 credit diploma: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications •Diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications •Diploma subjects / grades required: D*D is required if no other level 3 qualifications are taken •Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications •Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM is required if no other level 3 qualifications are taken
International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications •Additional information: 26 IB Diploma Points
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers81%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
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- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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If you want to work with young children and want to be able to make a significant difference to their quality of life, this BA (Hons) course in Education Studies and Early Years could be ideal for you. Children’s future development and educational attainment depends on high quality provision and experiences in the early years. This course explores recent initiatives and the influence of historical and key early years pioneers on current practice. You will also examine how young children develop and learn and both national and international approaches to early years provision, policy and practice. The course brings together all aspects of education such as the effects of poverty and social exclusion, and curriculum development. The needs and rights of children, and your moral and professional role in working with them, will form the foundation of your professional development and academic studies. You will study education it its broadest sense, drawing on aspects of sociology, history, politics, psychology and philosophy to give you an understanding of current educational thinking and practice. We signpost you to appropriate volunteer opportunities and activities in schools and other placements, so that you can gain the experience and practice you need before embarking on further training, study or a career. We have several international links, and there are opportunities to visit other countries and also undertake a work-related placement overseas. You will be able to tailor your studies to your own interests through option modules, research and work-related practice. Not only will you graduate with a solid foundation for a child-centred career, you will also gain key transferable skills, such as interpersonal, oral and written skills that are so crucial in the workplace today.
Level 4 •Learners and Learning in Contemporary Society •Education and Society •Snapshots of Education •Introduction to the Study of Education and Early Years •Key Early Education Principles •Development and Early Learning Level 5 •Research Approaches & Methods •Schools and the Curriculum •Pedagogy and Practice in Early Years Education The following options are typically offered: •Comparative & International Education •Education, Equality and Social Justice •Contemporary Issues for Young People •International Placement •Project Design & Implementation in Education •Developing Employability Skills Through Work Based Learning •Health in the Early Years •Creativity and Discovery Learning in the Early Years •Atypical Development and Disability in the Early Years Level 6 •Dissertation module •International Contemporary Issues in the Early Years The following options are typically offered: •Adult Education and Lifelong Learning •Parents and Schools •Radical Education •Education in Fiction, Film and the Media •Informal and Non-formal Education •Supporting Vulnerable Children and Young People in Education •Therapeutics in the Early Years •Philosophy with Children •Drama and Imagination in the Early Years Further guidance on modules The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers. Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
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