What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers89%
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.
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
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
A distinguishing feature of our programme is the emphasis on placement experience in a range of early childhood settings. In developing knowledgeable and articulate professionals, students graduate with a full and relevant qualification for the purposes of employment within early years settings. Your study will link theory to practice, and will receive support in making the transition to academic writing in Higher Education.
Level 1: Considers the developing child in society and introduces students to the fundamental concepts of this field of study; typical modules include: issues related to child development; young children learning; observation and assessment (double module); children and families in contemporary British society; child protection and the law; multi-agency collaboration and partnerships; quality in early childhood settings. Level 2: Focuses on individual needs, including those factors influencing development, and introduces a greater level of analysis and reflection with emphasis placed on the ideas informing and explaining practice; typical modules include: early language and communication acquisition; child health and illness; young children's behaviour; partnership with parents and carers and other providers; inclusion: young children with special needs; inclusion: gender and ethnicity; concluding with a work-based learning (double) module. Level 3: Examines early childhood policies and practice, and develops a greater critical understanding of key issues and reflective practice; typical modules include: principles underpinning early years education and care; management and inspection in early childhood settings; international perspectives of early childhood; dissertation.
The University of Chester has an amazing community spirit. This is due to smaller lecture groups and excellent support services, so you are always a name not a number. All of this is set on beautiful campuses, with the main site just a 10 minute stroll from the historic city of Chester. Our graduates are among the north-west's most employable.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
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.
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
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
What are graduates doing after six months?
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?