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London Metropolitan University

Early Childhood Studies Extended Degree (including Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: X1X0
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

42

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Training teachers
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
D,D

Typical offer DD (48 UCAS points from one or more A levels)

Scottish Highers
C,C

Typical offer CC (42 UCAS points) from Highers.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
PPP

International Baccalaureate
24

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English at standard level.

UCAS tariff points
48

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 42 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • 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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

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. 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.

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)

London Metropolitan University

Libeskind Graduate Centre

London Met is a great place to study, located in the heart of one of the world's most exciting cities. We stand out because we offer courses of quality, in a vibrant, socially diverse environment, which will help launch your career. Our teachers are passionate about inspiring you, and our courses are designed to prepare you for your future career.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
69% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
251 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

75%

Graduates who are secretarial and related occupations

3%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.
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