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Early Childhood Studies with Foundation 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

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Take a look at childhood and explore children’s early years. This course will help you investigate childhood through sociology, social psychology, history, and philosophy. You will work with young children and families through course activities and placements having the option of gaining professional recognition of your practice. If your qualifications don’t allow direct entry to degree level or you have been out of formal education for some time, this course is for you.We offer high-quality teaching, a stimulating learning environment where you'll feel supported and ready for degree study. In your first year, you'll develop your knowledge of the ways children and adults come to know what they know. You’ll acquire a toolkit of skills and the confidence to know how to use it. Upon successful completion, you’ll join the undergraduate BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies programme where you'll develop a deeper understanding of children’s lives and experiences.This four-year course is designed to give you the grounding necessary to progress through your undergraduate programme in BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies giving you a broader view of children’s development by studying the subject in practical, historical and international contexts.The foundation year will:- Enable you to enter University from non-traditional entry routes, whether you are returning to education after a break or if you come with qualifications other than A levels.- Introduce you to supportive and accessible academic staff in a welcoming community with personal tutor support prepare you for level 4 study in a research-rich environment, establishing relationships with the University, support services, teaching staff and other education students.- Provide research-informed teaching opportunities which build on your prior learning, encouraging you to draw on your work/professional/personal experiences.- Provide you learning experiences which offer small group work, problem-solving and interactive approaches through a wide range of diverse and innovative teaching methods.- Support you in developing essential study skills through a variety of coursework-based inclusive assessments – from essays and presentations to creative projects, personal development plans and written projects. You will also: - Explore the relationships between play and learning in your own studies as well as in child development.- See for yourself how theories and policies are applied in practice by visiting a wide range of provision for children and families.- Expand your options beyond traditional teaching and open up further career opportunities in education, social care, community work, psychology, management and research.- Learn from experienced lecturers and tutors who are actively engaged in national and international research projects.

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    64th

  • Campus address

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

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The English Language Centre offers courses to help develop academic English language skills – both before (pre-sessional courses) and during students’ studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 90 6

    9th out of 77 8

    6th out of 49 22

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    136 64%

    27th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    39th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    51st

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    138 83%

    19th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%

    1st

    42
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.65 73%

    62nd

    17
  • Entry standards

    / Max 162
    127 79%

    7th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    15th

    15

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