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London Metropolitan University

Early Childhood Studies (Top-up)

UCAS Code: X325

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

Entry requirements


In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have one of the following: • 240 credits from a Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree (FdA/ FdSc) or equivalent international qualification in a relevant subject • 240 credits from years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in a relevant subject at a different institution

About this course


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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Other options

2.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Early childhood studies

**Why study this course?**

This is a top-up version of our Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.

Convert your Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree to a full bachelors degree in one year with this top-up degree programme. The focus of the course is the study of the play, development and learning of children from birth to six years old. The course emphasises the links between theory and practice and highly values the development of professional and academic skills and knowledge.

**More about this course**

As well as offering flexible study options, our Early Childhood Studies (Top-up) degree includes assessed practice, which means tutors visit and appraise you in professional settings. This appraisal combined with our entry requirements are important steps towards gaining a license to practice.

The course draws focus on the study of children's play, development and learning from birth to six years old in a sociocultural context, as well as the implications this has for practice in early childhood settings. The course emphasises the links between theory and practice, and highly values the development of professional and academic skills and knowledge.

This degree will equip you to implement effective practice with children and families in a range of situations and to act as an advocate for their rights and wellbeing. The early childhood studies course team includes writers and researchers at the forefront of the field who are passionately committed to enabling, empowering and inspiring you to make transformational changes to your own life and to the lives of children, families and communities. We do this by valuing your individual experience and existing knowledge, embracing different opinions, ensuring that issues of equality and social justice underpin our work, engaging in continuous critical reflection and working with integrity, energy and enthusiasm.

Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Perspectives on Children's Development
Safeguarding Young Children's Health and Well-being
Understanding Play
Academic Skills and Professional Placement
Adults and Children as Learners: An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies
Approaches to Pedagogy and Curriculum in the Early Years
Challenging Inequalities
Children's Rights in Today's World
Communicating in Multi-lingual Contexts
Enquiry-based Learning
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Matters Promoting Early Learning
Through the EYFS and Key Stage 1
Creative Thinking and Representation from Birth to Six
Professional Studies and Practitioner Placement: Part 2
Debating Children and Childhood
Early Childhood Studies
Project
Leading Practice with Children, Families and Professionals
Reading Research and Research Methods in Early Childhood
The Project (Early Childhood Studies)

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework with no formal examinations.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

School of Social Professions

TEF rating:

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99%
UK students
1%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

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