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Teesside University

Early Childhood Studies

UCAS Code: X310
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

72-88

% applicants receiving offers

94%

Subjects
  • Academic studies in education
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
89% LOW
Average graduate salary
£14k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
72-88

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 72-88 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

94%

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

£13,500

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 develop relevant and specialist knowledge within sociology, psychology, education, health, legislation and policy. And you develop theoretical and practical skills that can be applied to leading early years practice, supporting learning and further training in various disciplines including social work, nursing and teaching. Your studies include child development, understanding how practitioners support children's learning and language development, and developing transferable professional skills. This programme introduces you to ideas about teaching and develops emerging skills as a critical and reflective practitioner.

Modules

Year 1 core modules: children's development; engaging with research in early childhood, education and care; foundations of policy; global childhoods; notions of childhood; working collaboratively in early years. Year 2 core modules: key issues in early years policy; language and literacy in the early years; pedagogy in early years; research in early years; safeguarding and protecting children; understanding and supporting SEN in early years. Year 3 core modules: critically analysing early years policy; early childhood studies dissertation; enhancing learning in early years; exploring curriculum delivery in educational settings; inclusion and diversity; professional identities: leadership and support across childrenâ??s services. Modules offered may vary.

Teesside University

campus buildings

Students here are proud of our friendly and welcoming university. Teesside is dynamic and sociable, with a real commitment to teaching the wide range of students here. Our friendly town campus in the heart of Middlesbrough offers a first rate union bar, sport and leisure opportunities, nightclub and cafes, plus lots of great nights out with big names in music and comedy.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

26%
74%

Year 2

22%
78%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
16%
78%
6%

Year 1

10%
90%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
94% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
43% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
295 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
60% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 89% LOW
Average graduate salary £14k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

23%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not classed as 'graduate level' in the stats, but many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.
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