Education and Early Childhood Studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9.84 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 11.9 k / Year(s)  
601–800 place StudyQA ranking:7294 Duration:36 months

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Description

This course provides a unique opportunity to explore the nature of education, care and learning within an early childhood context from a national and international perspective.

It is aimed at those ultimately wishing to pursue a career in teaching, early years, or one of the many roles related to education, or those interested in educational issues who are looking to study a socially relevant academic subject. Education is central to Government policy making and its study is no longer confined to teacher training courses.

This degree offers an intellectually rigorous and challenging engagement with contemporary educational issues. There is also the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an educational and or early years context.

Features & benefits of the course

  • Opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an educational and or early years context
  • Potential for study opportunities overseas
  • Equips graduates with the requisite skills and understanding for a variety of career pathways

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15; Late applications: June 30 (if there are places available on the course) Tuition fee
  • EUR 9840 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 11870 Year (Non-EEA)

UK and EU full-time students: £8,500 · · Non-EU full-time international students: £10,250

Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Education is a multidisciplinary subect, combining aspects of history, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy and psychology. Our degree in Education and Early Childhood Studies will provide you with the oportunity to explore key, contemporary issues and will include a combination of:

  • The history, nature, purpose and politics of education
  • Education and Early Years policy and practice in the UK and abroad
  • Race, gender, equality and children's rights in education
  • Learning, knowledge and the curriculum in the early years

In addition to developing a comprehensive knowledge of educational theory and practice relevant to the early yeras, the course will also equip you with the ability to:

  • Reflect on your own experiences
  • Carry out independent research
  • Communicate effectively using a variety of information and communication technologies

Units you will study

  • Year 1

    In Year 1 all students will take the following 4 core units, each worth 30 credits:

    • Understanding Education
    • Learning and Teaching
    • Children's Learning and Development
    • Children Families and Diversity

    On successful completion of Level 4, the interim exit award of CertHE Education and Early Childhood Studies is made.

  • Year 2

    In Year 2 students will take 90 credits of Core Units and 30 credits of Option Units.

    Please note the units Children's Learning and Development, Citizenship and Participation and Business and Enterprise belong to the Early Years Programme.

    Core Units (each worth 30 credits)

    • Policy Practice and the Professional
    • Researching Educational Issues
    • Children's Learning and Development

    Option units

    Choose from

    • Citizenship and Participation or Business and Enterprise (each worth 30 credits)

    On successful completion of Levels 4 and 5 - interim exit award: DipHE Education and Early Childhood Studies

  • Year 3

    In Year 3 students will take 90 credits of Core Units and 30 credits of Option Units.

    Please note the units Children's Learning and Development, Early Years and Education and Creative Leadership belong to the Early Years Programme.

    Core Units

    • Education Studies Dissertation
    • Global Issues in Education
    • Children's Learning and Development

    Option units (worth 30 credits each), choose from one of those below:

    • Early Years and Education
    • Creative Leadership

As part of our drive to deliver the very highest quality programmes we are reviewing our undergraduate courses to ensure an up-to-date curriculum supported by the latest online learning technology. Some of the details given here may not yet reflect these improvements and information will be updated as it becomes available.

Assessment details

The assessment will be course work based - there are no formal examinations. We use a variety of assessment types, such as, essays, group and individual presentations, reports, projects, portfolios, patchwork texts

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

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Requirements

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required

240-280

with minimum of 240 from A2.

MMM in BTEC National Diploma.

Grade C in CACHE Diploma

Specific GCSE requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C, including English language and Mathematics.

The following qualifications and subjects are not accepted:

Adult literacy, Adult Numeracy, Functional Skills, Key Skills Communication & Key Skills Application of Number and Communication

Non Tariffed Qualifications

A relevant Access to HE Diploma with 45 level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

International Baccalaureate points

29

IELTS score required for international students

IELTS 6.0 with no element below 5.5

Additional Requirements

Students who wish to go on to a Primary PGCE or GTP programme of study once they graduate should be cognisant of the needs of those programmes and should possess GCSE at grade C or above in English language, Mathematics and Science (please refer to entry requirements before applying).

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Manchester Metropolitan University.

Funding

Student Support Package

At Manchester Metropolitan University, we offer a Student Support Package worth £4,000 for UK students from households with an income of up to £25,000. This non-repayable package can be taken for accommodation fees, if you are staying in an MMU Halls of Residence or we have arranged your contract with Victoria Hall or it can be loaded onto your metcard to spend on food and other services on campus (see below). We also offer an Academic Achievement Bursary for students who do particularly well in their exams and while they study at MMU.

For some healthcare professional courses such as Adult Nursing and Social Work, you may be eligible for an NHS bursary. You apply for this bursary separately, and will be invited to make your application by the NHS once you are holding an offer of a place on a relevant course. To find out more, including what you might be entitled to, visit the NHS website.

We do all we can to ensure you have the support you need while you study with us. If you do run into financial difficulty, you may be entitled to some additional support through the Access to Learning Fund. The fund is a limited amount of money that the university will either grant or loan to a student depending on their needs and situation. In order to qualify, you will have to meet a number of criteria, provide evidence and complete an application.

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