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  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    What will I experience?

    On this course you can:

    • Gain work-based experience by volunteering at local schools or charities
    • Attend lectures by guest speakers researching in the field
    • Develop European and global perspectives through our international links

    What opportunities might it lead to?

    Studying in the School of Education and Continuing Studies can lead you onto a variety of career pathways, some of which may require postgraduate study. You will be able to apply for a range of roles in education, social care and health related areas.

    Please note that this course does not provide Qualified Teacher Status.

    Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

    • education and training
    • family support service
    • healthcare and health promotion
    • social work
    • the police
    • work in the voluntary sector

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee Not specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Year one

    In the first year of this degree, you will be introduced to a broad range of skills and knowledge that will support you in your study. The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies focuses on constructs of childhood, child development and how young children needs are met, particularly within the context of the family and early years settings. You will study:

    • Child and Youth Development
    • Perspectives of Early Childhood
    • Health & Wellbeing of the Child and Young Person
    • The Young Child in the Family and Early Years Setting
    • Developing Professional Perspectives
    • Diversity and Inclusion

    Year two

    The second year of this degree aims to consolidate the themes introduced in the first year. Study of how government policy influences and impacts practice will be considered in greater depth. The use of options at this stage will enable you to start focusing on a specific area of interest. You will also have the opportunity to experience paid or voluntary work with children if you take the Life Elective in an option this year.

    • Professional Involvement with Children and Young People
    • Research with Children and Young People - this unit provides the context for starting to think about your dissertation
    • Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
    • Options including:
      • Childrens Literature
      • Gender and Education
      • Digital Natives
      • Learning from Experience
      • Development of Learning
      • Just Playing?

    Year three

    Your third year will focus on curriculum requirements, policies and the rights of the child as you specialise in an area of interest through your choice of dissertation and options.
    BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies' final year within the following two units:

    • Promoting Early Learning (0 - 3)
    • Developing & Extending Young Children's Thinking for Learning
    • Options including
      • Who's in Charge?
      • Creativity
      • Behaviour Matters
      • Issues Relating to Children and Young People's Mental Health
      • Learning from Experience
      • Children with (Severe) Learning Difficulties
      • Working with Looked After Children

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 75(Grade B)

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

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    240-300 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

    English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

    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 University of Portsmouth.

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