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University of Sunderland

Childhood Studies

UCAS Code: X310

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,C

UCAS Tariff

104
95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subjects

Childhood studies

Early childhood studies

This course will provide you with skills, knowledge and understanding in a range of subject areas that combine to form childhood studies. You will learn about child development, children's needs, and the the historical, social and cultural issues that impacts their lives. You will also develop your knowledge and understanding of the child as an individual and the position of the child in society.

At the University of Sunderland you will have the opportunity to register on a new pathway, the Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies in your first semester. This will allow you to become a practitioner and assures employers that you have completed relevant practice experience. If you choose to take this pathway, you will graduate with the degree title BA (Hons) Childhood Studies with Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies.

As an Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner, you will be an advocate for young children’s rights and participation and recognise that young children are active co-constructors of their own learning. By becoming a Practitioner, you will critically apply academic knowledge of pedagogy and research evidence, to the holistic development of infants and young children, in a practice context that is respectful of the child, their family and community.

Modules

For more information on our Modules, please visit our website.

Assessment methods

Your progress will be assessed by essays, reports, group work, seminar presentations and self-evaluation. Throughout your degree
you will have one-to-one support from academic staff. During your first year you will demonstrate knowledge and awareness of
the various perspectives and skills needed for building of relationships with individual children and children in groups, and the
facilitation of building relationships with and between children as well as families, colleagues, other professionals and communities.

By the end of the course, you will apply multiple perspectives to childhood issues, recognising that childhood studies involve a range of research methods, theories, evidence and applications. You will begin to lead, support and work collaboratively with others and demonstrate an understanding of working effectively in teams with parents, carers and other professionals.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sir Tom Cowie Campus

Department:

Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
D

After graduation


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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.

£17,063
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Caring personal services
18%
Childcare and related personal services
13%
Welfare professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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