BA (Hons)

Course Type


Full Time | 3 Years




English Requirements



About the course

If your dream is to work with young children, this in-depth course gives you the understanding of early years education you need, fully preparing you for a wide range of careers or the move on to teacher training.

Our Early Childhood Education BA (Hons) equips you with all you need to know about how children develop in learning and thinking in their early years (0-8 years): early-years curricula; inclusion, special educational needs and disability; and early literacy and numeracy. It also covers leadership and management in the early years and the role of adults in a child’s education and care.

Across the three years, you explore your individual interests through guided study and independent research. You also undertake placements and voluntary positions in early childhood settings to embed your learning and increase your employability when you graduate.

Why choose this course

  • It has an overall student satisfaction rating of 100% (NSS 2022)
  • Study the latest innovative practices in early childhood education and care, supported by an experienced academic team, actively involved in research in their fields
  • Gain experience through a series of placements and a strong focus on employability
  • Take the course over four years and include a fee-free year’s placement in industry, gaining experience and making contacts for the future
  • Learn the academic skills you need to analyse research, policy and practice in the field as well as a critical understanding of national and international perspectives
  • If you need a step up into a degree, start with a Foundation Year which guarantees you entry to the Undergraduate course

Entry Requirements:

  • Year 12 (55% overall)
  • 2 A level passes (minimum C and D)
  • Additional course requirements if any

English Language Req:

The University accepts the following qualification as satisfying the English Language requirements for entry to a Bachelor or Master’s degree.

  • UKVI Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element

Fee & Funding:

Level of Study Fees 2022-2023
Undergraduate – BA/BSc £13,500 (per annum)
Undergraduate – BA/BSc Degrees with Foundation
years (Foundation year only)
£13,500 (for Foundation Year only)

Please note: per annum means fees are payable each year of the degree. Total means this is the entire cost of the degree. The amount is not payable each year unless specified.

* £1,400 per annum payable for the provision of placement.

In the first year only on either undergraduate, or postgraduate degree courses, international students will receive a £1,000 VC Scholarship. An international student progressing to a higher level degree* will receive, in the first year only of the new course, both a £1,000 VC Scholarship and a £500 alumni discount. Additional discounts of £500 are available for prompt payment of the first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate) .

* Including undergraduate to postgraduate, and postgraduate to MBA.

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