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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This course is designed for those who are interested in a broad theoretical and practical understanding of childhood. The degree focuses on the steps children and young people take on their learning and developmental journey, and teaches you how to support them along the way. You’ll study the theory of educational policy and practice, alongside an understanding of the holistic world of the child and what childhood as a specific phase of life means. **Why this course at Marjon?** • Experiment with different styles of working with children in a variety of formal and informal settings. Understand the broad theories and policies behind childhood and cognitive development education. Give yourself a solid academic grounding for your future career whilst exploring your strengths and interests. • A variety of placements give you the experience and confidence needed to apply for postgraduate training. • At no stage will you be assessed in practice, giving you total freedom to explore your vocation. **What might I become?** Many students go on to early years or primary teaching, through a postgraduate qualification such as a postgraduate diploma in Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT), School Direct or PGCE. Other opportunities include community education, integrated services, children’s workforce professionals, care services and social work. Students who find later childhood and informal education interesting can choose to undertake a postgraduate qualification in Youth and Community work.**Find out more at Open Day**Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Childhood Practice at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why we are ranked second in the UK for teaching quality*. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.**Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day****Why study at Marjon?**• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.*Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 11,000per year

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University information

Plymouth Marjon University

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Road, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL6 8BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    66th out of 81 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    117 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%



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