- Degree: Minimum 2.2 Honours in Early Childhood Studies, Social Policy, Health Studies or related subject
Note: We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.
English Language Requirements:
- Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).
The course takes a holistic approach to the study of children’s early years. It draws on, and is informed by, education, sociology, psychology, history and politics and it encourages you to think critically about current issues in the field.
You will look at early childhood, care and curriculum models from an international perspective to see how things are done differently around the world – for example, in Scotland and South-east Asia as well as the Reggio Emilia approach in Italy and the Te Whariki framework in New Zealand.
The Policy Issues in Early Childhood module places a strong emphasis on how policy in relation to early years education and childcare is impacting on children, parents and practitioners.
The Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood module could cover children’s rights, inclusion issues such as special needs and race, or why there are so few male professionals in early childhood teaching.
You will examine early childhood from a historical perspective – how early 20th Century models are still influencing current policy.
You will also learn how to conduct a piece of independent research related to early childhood.