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Middlesex University

Early Childhood Studies

UCAS Code: X310

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (15 merit or higher)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

UCAS Tariff

96
77%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Early years education

Early Childhood Studies explores the needs and experiences of younger children, empowering you to make a difference in a wide variery of careers. Our degree is taught by expert tutors with extensive experience in early years settings and investigates how education shapes child development.**Why study BA Early Childhood Studies at Middlesex University?**Early Childhood Studies has young children at its focus. It is concerned with children growing up in a global world. Ideas and practices are drawn from many disciplines including history, psychology, philosophy, sociology, law, health, and management, all of which contribute to the field of childcare and education. Our extensive history of delivering courses in the Department of Education means you benefit from the guidance of passionate academics who bring a wealth of professional experience from related sectors to their teaching. As research leaders, our academics are widely published across areas of multilingualism, diversity, and childhood development.Employers increasingly expect higher Early Childhood Studies graduates to gain not only a qualification, but also a well-developed battery of personal transferable skills such as communication, problem-solving, reflection and teamwork, as well as a coherent sense of personal values to which they are committed. This is achieved by the Early Childhood Studies course by ensuring that the learning process is one where you participate actively in the interpretation, evaluation and application of knowledge, engaging in individual, group, and e-learning activities. Assessment is conducted via presentations, essays, reports and a final dissertation based on your own interests and research. A wealth of preparation and support is available to help you to succeed in your assignments.Work experience is one of the most valuable assets for completing module assessments, and in planning a successful career. The timetable is arranged so that there is space to arrange voluntary or paid, on-going work-experiences or shorter placements within, for example, early years settings, learning centres, special schools, museums or summer camps. You receive a Placement Pack which gives you a structure for planning to get the most from your work experience, and you are guided to build a digital portfolio which compiles and showcases your developing knowledge and skills applicable to your future employment.**Course highlights**The graduate employment performance indicator rate is 96% for this course (source: Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education survey, 2013)Our tutors are active researchers who bring the latest findings into their teaching, placing you at the cutting-edge of education practice in the UKOur degree is the perfect foundation to postgraduate teacher training such as PGCE Primary EducationWe'll help you to identify the ideal career route or postgraduate programme and support you to plan a successful futureYou can take part in work experience in an early years or other educational setting. Experiences can be evidenced in a digital portfolioOur placement office will support you through the placement process, including identifying a suitable host and making a winning applicationAs a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Modules

Year 1: Infant Health and Well-being (30 credits) – Compulsory, Reflective Professional Practice in Early Years (30 credits) – Compulsory, Approaches to Learning (30 credits) – Compulsory, Early Childhood Development (30 credits) – Compulsory.
Year 2: Researching Lives: Social Investigation in the Contemporary World (30 credits) – Compulsory, Social Perspectives on Childhood and Education (30 credits) – Compulsory, Curriculum Studies; EYFS and Key Stage 1 (30 credits) – Optional, Comparative Education and International (30 credits) – Optional, Education and the Social World (30 credits) – Optional, Insights into Play and Pedagogy (30 credits) – Optional.
Year 3: Dissertation Module for Early Childhood Studies (30 credits) – Compulsory, Leadership and Management in Early Years Settings (30 credits) – Optional, Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion (30 credits) – Optional, Social and Emotional Aspects of Teaching and Learning (30 credits) – Optional, The Child in Context (30 credits) – Optional, Children's Rights and Self-Determination: Theory into Practice (30 credits) – Optional, Creativity and the Arts in Education (30 credits) – Optional

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Teaching and Education

TEF rating:

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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.

75%
med
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.

Education

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

82%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

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

Early years education

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

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£25k

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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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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