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University of Northampton

Early Childhood Studies (top-up)

UCAS Code: X312

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

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About this course


Course option

1year

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Early childhood studies

If you have previous experience of working with children under the age of eight and already hold a Foundation Degree or HND our top-up course in Early Childhood Studies is ideal for you. This course will give you a broad academic foundation in a range of professions related to working with children from birth to the age of eight. This is a particularly useful course if you are already working in this field.

You will be given opportunities to undertake placements in education, health and social care settings which will give context to your academic studies and provide you with professional development.

Our tutors are experienced professionals from a variety of fields within Early Childhood, who, along with your practical placements, give you real-world knowledge and expertise.

All of your essential reading will be available from the University's Library which means that all your essential course reading materials are available for free when you start with us

You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.

Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK*

? source: Guardian University League Table 2020

Modules

STAGE 1:

• Specialist Option: Education (designated)

• Leadership, Management and Support in Children’s Services (compulsory)

• Research and Inquiry in Professional Contexts (compulsory)

• Children’s Services Dissertation (compulsory)

• Specialist Option: Health and Social Care (designated)

• Professional Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education and Care (designated)

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed in a number of ways:

• Essays

• Online debate and discussion

• Individual projects

• Dissertation

The Uni


Course location:

University of Northampton

Department:

Faculty of Education and Humanities

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
45%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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£21,000
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Average annual salary
98%
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Employed or in further education
81%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

57%
Welfare professionals
15%
Caring personal services
7%
Managers and proprietors in health and care services
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