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Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Take a fresh look at childhood. Exploring the theory and reality of children’s early years from many points of view, this innovative course will help you find your niche in this competitive sector. Investigate issues through the lenses of sociology, social psychology, history, and philosophy. Work directly with young children and their families on placements at home or abroad for up to a year. Graduate with a clear view of where your career is going.Additional Information about this Course:• 90 per cent of students agreed staff were good at explaining things and 97 per cent of students were in work/study six months after graduating.• Explore the relationships between play and learning in your own studies as well as in child development• Expand your options beyond traditional teaching and open up further career opportunities in education, social care, community work, psychology, management and research.• See for yourself how theories and policies are applied in practice by visiting a wide range of mainstream and specialist early years settings.• Learn on the job with work-based modules to help you gain the practical skills employers are looking for. • Take a broader view of children’s development by studying the subject in practical, historical and international contexts.• Develop essential skills through a variety of coursework-based assessments – from essays, surveys and child observations to group presentations and video commentaries.• Learn from experienced lecturers and tutors who are actively engaged in national and international research projects.• Make the most of the opportunities presented by being part of a department that has strong links with universities in Europe, Canada, Africa and the USA and through the International Students’ Exchange Programme.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 84 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    122 59%

    35th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    30th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    53rd

    35

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