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BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

University of Suffolk
Three years full-time, Four and a half to nine years part-time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Bury St Edmunds
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11,790 GBP
University of Suffolk

Program description

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

The Early Childhood Studies (ECS) degree course covers higher education levels 4, 5, 6 and is designed for anyone who wants a career working with or for children and/or their families. The primary focus is children from birth to eight years but it also covers conception through to when a child is approximately eleven years of age (the natural completion of the primary education stage).

The degree takes a multi-disciplinary approach and offers a fascinating and stimulating course of academic study. This means it includes educational, health, welfare, psychological, sociological, legal, philosophical, political and economic perspectives. A holistic philosophy permeates the program.

Admission requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

For those applicants studying A-Level & BTEC, we require 112 UCAS points, which equates to BBC (A-Level) or DMM (BTEC). To find out more about country specific requirements please visit our web-page or send us an information request

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Course Modules

Year 1

  • Foundations of Study and Research (Mandatory)
  • Sociology of Early Childhood (Mandatory)
  • Developmental Psychology (Mandatory)
  • Early Childhood Education (Mandatory)
  • Children and Social Policy (Mandatory)
  • Health in the Early Years (Mandatory)

Year 2

  • Safeguarding Children (Mandatory)
  • Play and Learning (Mandatory)
  • Children's Geographies (Mandatory)
  • Children's Rights and Citizenship (Mandatory)
  • Research Methods in Early Childhood (Mandatory)
  • Social Psychology and Children (Mandatory)
  • Developing Practice* (Optional)

Year 3

  • Dissertation (Mandatory)
  • Early Childhood Intervention (Mandatory)
  • Young Children's Cultural Worlds (Mandatory)
  • International and Comparative Education (Optional)
  • Professional Practice in Early Year Contexts (Optional)
  • Leadership and Management in Early Years Contexts (Mandatory)

Tuition fees

  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Info zone for further information)
  • International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.

Continuing studies

ECS degrees enable students on graduating to go into a range of careers in the early years as well as completing post graduate qualifications, in order to work in the education, health and social care fields. Careers including Primary Teacher Training, Family Support and Social Work, Early Year’s settings, International, National and Regional Aid work with children and their families, Post-graduate study and research are all possible.

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University of Suffolk

University of Suffolk

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University of Suffolk

Waterfront Building
19 Neptune Quay
IP4 1QJ Ipswich Suffolk
United Kingdom

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