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University of Roehampton

Early Childhood Studies and Education

UCAS Code: X347
BA/BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA/BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Academic studies in education
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.9k MED
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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

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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


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


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

â?¢ Highly qualified, research-active tutors who are experts in their fields. â?¢ A very supportive learning community with high levels of student satisfaction. â?¢ Access to our renowned Froebel Archive for Childhood Studies, containing rare books, toys and photographs. â?¢ The opportunity to work in a wide range of different educational settings, such as schools, nurseries, museums and charities â?¢ Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Complete University Guide 2016, the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 and the Guardian University Guide 2016)


Early Childhood Studies Year 1: cultural influences; introduction to early childhood; babies and toddlers 1; studying young children; critical reading in early childhood studies; Froebelian legacy and principles for contemporary inclusive practice; individual study 1; individual study 2. Year 2: play, representation and creativity; research proposal; historical perspectives on early childhood; children and families; communication, language and literacy; environments for living and learning; self and others; children's well-being (health and safeguarding); special needs in early years care and education; curriculum principles and practice; early childhood placement. Year 3: professionalism and advocacy; report; thinking and understanding; leadership and teamwork; social policy in early childhood services; babies and toddlers 2; parents, professionals and the balance of power; childrenâ??s social world. Education Year 1: investigating education; contemporary issues in education; understanding education; aims of education; child development; history and policy in education. Year 2: education policies; researching education. Optional modules: educational placement 1; children learning, children thinking; infant development (the 1st 3 years); extended educational placement 1; teachers, schools and society; global trends in education; supporting inclusion in school (inclusive and special education); inequalities in education (class, race, and gender); adolescent development and secondary education; teaching and learning with multimedia; children and their learning (inclusive and special education); informal learning: learning through leisure; classroom learning and behaviour management; radical perspectives in education (pre-1870); childrenâ??s literature and literacy; ethics and education. Year 3: dissertation; educational placement 2. Optional modules; distinctive schools and their philosophies; testing times (the uses and abuses of assessment); counselling in education; primary education; social philosophy and education; children's rights in education; educational placement 2; trends in education policy and practice; e-learning and the science of instruction; disability issues and society (inclusive and special education); education, children and the media; youth participation and identity; multiculturalism and education.

University of Roehampton

Campus building

The University of Roehampton is a friendly, modern, vibrant learning community set on a beautiful and historic campus in south-west London, near Richmond Park. The stunning 54-acre campus is only 30 minutes from the West End and 15 minutes bus ride to the vibrant centres of Putney, Hammersmith and Richmond.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

Year 1


Year 2


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 82%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Received sufficient advice and support



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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
92% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
22% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
289 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
46% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £16.9k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals


Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


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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