Early Childhood Studies BA Honours

Middlesex University
In London (England)

£ 9,000 - (Rs 7,80,042)
VAT incl.

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • London (England)
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • When:
    October
Description

Early Childhood Studies explores the needs and experiences of younger children. Our degree is taught by expert tutors with extensive experience in early years settings and investigates how education shapes child development.

Important information
What are the course objectives?

Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop employability skills. Many of these are built into modules and include reflection, team work skills and professional development. Tutors and the university's Employability Service can provide support for finding suitable term time and summer work experience. Students receive a Placement Pack which gives them a structure for planning to get the most from their work experience. A 'Practitioner Based Dissertation' within a workplace in Year 3 requires reflection on workplace structures, roles, responsibilities and skills and provides Level 6 credits. Students are guided to build a digital portfolio which compiles and showcases their developing knowledge and skills applicable to their future employment.

Requirements: Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions Entry onto this course does not require an interview, entrance test, portfolio or audition.

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Where and when

Starts Location
October
London
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Child Development
Early Years
IT Law
Management
Leadership
IT
Teaching
Law
IT Development
IT Management
Development
Equality
Pedagogy
Early Childhood
Management
Childhood
International
Childhood Health
Social World

Course programme

In Year 1 you will examine both historical and contemporary approaches to education policy development in the UK and study an introduction to philosophy in relation to education. Alongside this, you will explore the psychological approaches to learning and also study an Early Childhood module (which includes the social construct of childhood and child development).

In Years 2 and 3 you will continue to broaden your knowledge of these key theoretical areas. You will also study the National Curriculum Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, alongside: special needs and inclusion, comparative education, equality issues and research methods.

In Year 3 you will also conduct an independent research project, gain practical experience on placement and select from a choice of modules to complement your learning, including: leadership and management in early years settings, the social and emotional aspects of teaching and learning, children's rights, education and the law and children's literature.

Modules (subject to validation)
Year 1
Childhood Health and Well Being
Pioneers of Early Years Education
Approaches to Learning
Early Childhood Development
Year 2
Research Methods in Education and Early Childhood
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Plus two of the following:

Curriculum Studies; EYFS and Key Stage 1
Professional Practice for Early Years Educators
Comparative Education and International
Education and The Social World
Insights into Play and Pedagogy
Year 3
Dissertation Module for Early Childhood Studies
Plus three of the following:

Leadership and Management in Early Years Settings
Health, Education and Well being in a Global perspective
Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion
Children's Literature
Social and Emotional Aspects of Teaching and Learning
The Child in Context
Children's Rights: Law Policy and Practice
Year 1
An Introduction To Early Childhood Studies And Child Development (30 Credits) Compulsory
Education Policy:Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (30 Credits) Compulsory
Professional Studies (30 Credits) Compulsory
Psychological Approaches to Learning (30 Credits) Compulsory
Year 2
Comparative Education and Related Issues (30 Credits) Optional
Curriculum Studies Foundation Stage Key Stage 1 (30 Credits) Optional
Education and Equality (30 Credits) Compulsory
Special Needs, Disability and Inclusion (30 Credits) Optional
Working and Researching in Organisations (30 Credits) Compulsory
Year 3
Children's Literature (30 Credits) Optional
Children's Rights: Law, Policy and Practice (30 Credits) Optional
Leadership, Management and Multidisciplinary Roles in Early years Settings (30 Credits) Optional
Proposition module (30 Credits) Optional
The Child in Context (30 Credits) Optional
The Social and Emotional Aspects of Teaching and Learning (30 Credits) Optional
Working and Researching in Organisations 2 (30 Credits) Optional

Additional information

FEES INTERNATIONAL
£11,500 per year