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Childhood Studies (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Open to UK and EU students only, our BA Childhood Studies (including foundation year) is suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for an undergraduate course. This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of undergraduate study. During your Year Zero, you study three academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory academic skills module . This course lays the foundations for a career working with infants and children, whether that be in education, health care or children's services. You gain a solid understanding of child development including behavioural patterns, key influences and challenging experiences they face in early childhood and the consequences of this in later life. Our staff draw on years of both clinical and professional experience and expertise in their field to deliver excellence in teaching and research. Our Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies is internationally recognised as one of the leading centres for the work on the role of the unconscious mind in mental health, as well as in culture and society more generally. We’re ranked top 10 in the UK for research (REF, 2014) and consistently receive high student satisfaction scores.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 79 3

    31st out of 38

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    122 71%

    42nd

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    38th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 162
    118 73%

    15th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    24th

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