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BA (Hons) Early Years and Childhood Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Manchester
English
September 2021
Manchester Metropolitan University

Program description

BA (Hons) Early Years and Childhood Studies

How might modern day pressures be impacting on children’s mental health? How do our individual experiences of childhood influence our views and perspectives? How can children and young people participate in society and how can this contribute to changes in policy?

From exploring feminism and queer theory to analysing the thinking of key philosophers, on this course you’ll study the complex factors that affect children’s lives and ways to positively shape and influence their futures.

In each year of the course, you’ll learn about the different elements that impact on a child’s development. Studying subjects such as psychology, sociology, philosophy, and criminology, you’ll consider ethics, welfare, and the importance of policy and legislation relating to children, such as the Human Rights Act (1998). You’ll also learn about how childhood has changed over time both in the UK and globally and consider alternative perspectives to child development, including post-structuralism, socio-cultural theory and creative play.

You’ll reflect on your own experience of childhood and explore how it was shaped by society. You’ll also consider the diverse experiences of children, young people, families and communities and how policy on local, national and international levels affects children’s lives.

This course has a foundation year available.

Admission requirements

UK Students Entry Requirements

Specific GCSE Requirements

GCSE Grade C/4 in English Language. Equivalent qualifications e.g. Functional Skills, will be considered.

Non Tariffed Qualifications

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with at least 45 credits at Level 3 in Distinction or Merit to include a minimum of 9 credits at Distinction.

Additional Requirements

All candidates must have evidence of study at level 3 or equivalent within the 3 years prior to application and must provide an academic reference. Personal statement should include evidence of work experience with children.

A Disclosure and Barring Service Check is required for all students. This will be completed through the University prior to enrolment.

Further Information

If you do not meet the entry requirements of this course, you may be eligible for our foundation year.

International Students Entry Requirements

International Baccalaureate Points

25 IB Diploma Points

IELTS Score Required For International Students

IELTS 6.0 with no element below 5.5

Additional Requirements

All candidates must have evidence of study at level 3 or equivalent within the 3 years prior to application and must provide an academic reference. Personal statement should include evidence of work experience with children.

A Disclosure and Barring Service Check is required for all students. This will be completed through the University prior to enrolment.

Further Information

If you do not meet the entry requirements of this course, you may be eligible for our foundation year.

For more information about entry requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Manchester Met is offering a scholarship package of £2,000 for every year of study to international students accepted onto a full-time taught undergraduate program that starts in September 2020. If you meet the eligibility criteria, the scholarship will be awarded upon enrolment, no application is required.

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

  • Tuition fee for UK, EU and Channel Island students: £9,250 per year.
  • Tuition fee for Non-EU International students: £15,000 per year.

Qualification

A degree typically comprises 360 credits

This degree will give you the opportunity to study for an Early Years Education Level 3 qualification alongside your degree. When you graduate you will receive a degree, and a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification which meets the National College for Teaching and Leadership requirements.

  • Community links;- We’ve created this course with the help of local employers from the education and health and social care sectors, as well as community and voluntary organisations, to help you develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need when you’re in the workplace.
  • Specialise your studies;- In year two, you can apply for a specialist placement, in places such as art galleries, museums, play therapy teams and Pupil Referral Units.
  • Real work projects;- You’ll have the opportunity to take part in projects, working innovatively with communities and professionals to develop your employability skills.

Continuing studies

You may continue professional development after your first degree. We have a range of postgraduate courses in the Faculty of Education including masters in Education Studies, Educational Leadership and Management, Childhood and Youth Studies and Inclusive Education. Some of our graduates also go onto study Social Work at masters level.

Career opportunities

As an Early Years and Childhood Studies graduate, you’ll have the opportunity to start a career in a wide range of areas working with children, young people and communities as a teacher, family support worker or youth and community leader. Or, you may go into creative play therapy at a local art gallery, work in a pupil referral unit helping those who struggle in formal education or even sports coaching.

You may even pursue a career in the voluntary sector, researching the latest trends in child learning behaviour for a children’s charity.

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Why study at Manchester Metropolitan University


  1. Ranked in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old. (** Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020)
  2. Lifelong access to our digital careers service for all alumni of the University.
  3. £400M+ future investment planned to develop our facilities, buildings and public spaces.
  4. Holder of the distinguished Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2019 for our multilingual poetry project, Mother Tongue Other Tongue.
  5. 1,700 academic teaching staff and Professors.
  6. Our teaching quality has been recognised with a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), introduced by the Government in 2017.
  7. History and heritage: Our roots in higher education date back to 1824.
  8. Partnerships from across the sporting world including Manchester City Football Club.
  9. One of the UK's greenest universities / Ranked 2nd in the People & Planet University League 2019.
  10. Founding member of the Institute of Coding.

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Manchester Metropolitan University

6 Great Marlborough Street
M1 5AL Manchester
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Request information

Want to know more about Manchester Metropolitan University? Fill out the form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.

By completing this form you agree to the Manchester Metropolitan University adding your personal data to our prospective students and enquirers database, and to be contacted by the University for promotional purposes with information on our services, benefits and opportunities. We rely upon the legitimate interests lawful basis in order to hold and use your personal data for these purposes.

You can unsubscribe by using links at the bottom of our communications or by contacting international@mmu.ac.uk. For further information about our use of your personal data and your data subject rights, please see our Enquirers and Prospective Student Privacy Notice: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/data-protection/privacy-notices/enquirers-prospective-students/

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