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Childhood and Early Years Studies BA (Hons) offers a unique and exciting opportunity to develop your knowledge, insight and understanding of a range of issues relating to childhood, children, young people and society. 

Throughout this Childhood and Early Years course you will be encouraged to ask the question ‘what is childhood?’ and to consider the many different perspectives from which childhood can be viewed. You will also look back historically to help understand how childhood, children and young people have been conceptualised over time, examining critical moments and pioneers of change. You will reflect upon current developments in childhood provision, policy and practice both nationally and internationally.  caption:BA (Hons) Childhood Studies and Early Years looks closely at perspectives on childhood.

The Childhood and Early Years Studies degree encourages you to draw upon your own experiences in engaging with contemporary issues such as education, war, poverty, health, disability and children’s rights through the analysis and examination of research, children’s literature, historical documents, film, TV and other mediums. 

All students have the opportunity to take up work placements and study abroad in year two

Child development is a strong theme within the programme whereby you will explore children’s development in the context of their families, communities and wider society with a focus on the earliest years of a child’s life.   You will consider how early experiences can influence a child’s development and their later life experiences, including the role of attachment, early interaction and communication in helping young children to ‘make meaning’ from their experiences.

This Childhood and Early Years course explores issues involved in researching with children and young people and considers the challenges of ‘listening to the voice’ of the child, through an exploration of the theory and practice of effective engagement with them.  You will build a set of research skills that help you both understand critically the work of others and how to undertake your own research in an area of genuine interest to you.

There is a focus on your ‘employability’ throughout the programme and there are opportunities to develop workplace skills through observational fieldwork visits and placements.  Furthermore, the programme is designed to allow you to undertake opportunities to study and work abroad during year two. 

You will be taught by a diverse team of research active academics from a range of professional and academic backgrounds including Early Years, Education, Youth Work, Social Work, Health, Guidance and Counselling and Disability Studies.  This gives you access to diverse knowledge and experience to draw upon when developing your own areas of interest.

Research

Discover More (1)Our research, which aims to make a positive difference in the lives of disadvantaged individuals, groups and communities, is based on the belief that understanding their lives and circumstances, as well as how to overcome any challenges that they face, is often best generated by working collaboratively together.

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 This course is only offered in your territory in partnership with Kaplan. For more information please click here

 

Childhood and Early Years Studies BA (Hons) offers a unique and exciting opportunity to develop your knowledge, insight and understanding of a range of issues relating to childhood, children, young people and society. 

Throughout this Childhood and Early Years course you will be encouraged to ask the question ‘what is childhood?’ and to consider the many different perspectives from which childhood can be viewed. You will also look back historically to help understand how childhood, children and young people have been conceptualised over time, examining critical moments and pioneers of change. You will reflect upon current developments in childhood provision, policy and practice both nationally and internationally.  caption:BA (Hons) Childhood Studies and Early Years looks closely at perspectives on childhood.

The Childhood and Early Years Studies degree encourages you to draw upon your own experiences in engaging with contemporary issues such as education, war, poverty, health, disability and children’s rights through the analysis and examination of research, children’s literature, historical documents, film, TV and other mediums. 

All students have the opportunity to take up work placements and study abroad in year two

Child development is a strong theme within the programme whereby you will explore children’s development in the context of their families, communities and wider society with a focus on the earliest years of a child’s life.   You will consider how early experiences can influence a child’s development and their later life experiences, including the role of attachment, early interaction and communication in helping young children to ‘make meaning’ from their experiences.

This Childhood and Early Years course explores issues involved in researching with children and young people and considers the challenges of ‘listening to the voice’ of the child, through an exploration of the theory and practice of effective engagement with them.  You will build a set of research skills that help you both understand critically the work of others and how to undertake your own research in an area of genuine interest to you.

There is a focus on your ‘employability’ throughout the programme and there are opportunities to develop workplace skills through observational fieldwork visits and placements.  Furthermore, the programme is designed to allow you to undertake opportunities to study and work abroad during year two. 

You will be taught by a diverse team of research active academics from a range of professional and academic backgrounds including Early Years, Education, Youth Work, Social Work, Health, Guidance and Counselling and Disability Studies.  This gives you access to diverse knowledge and experience to draw upon when developing your own areas of interest.

Research

Discover More (1)Our research, which aims to make a positive difference in the lives of disadvantaged individuals, groups and communities, is based on the belief that understanding their lives and circumstances, as well as how to overcome any challenges that they face, is often best generated by working collaboratively together.

Ask Northumbria | Childhood and Early Years from Northumbria University on Vimeo.

Northumbria University Department of Social Work and Communities from Northumbria University on Vimeo.

Course Information

UCAS Code
W3P9

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time

Department
Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location
Coach Lane Campus

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

Course in brief

Your course in brief

Year 1

Year one You will be introduced to the core concepts and themes of the programme such as child development, social policy, children’s voices and perspectives on childhood. You will also be supported in the development of your academic skills such as effective reading and research techniques, writing for different audiences and academic referencing. Read the Modules Overview for further information.

Year 2

Year two You will have the opportunity to develop your own interests further by choosing an option module. You will also study a module dedicated to your professional development which involves a 50 hour placement. Read the Modules Overview for further information.

Year 3

Year three During year three you will develop and carry out your own research project on a subject of your choice within the field of Childhood and Early Years Studies. You will be supported during your research journey by a dedicated member of the programme team. Read the Modules Overview for further information.

Who would this Course suit?

This course suits anyone who has an interest in childhood, children and young people; those interested in pursuing a career working with, and for, children, young people and their families.  The course provides an excellent foundation from which to progress into a range of careers working with children and young people in many areas including education, childcare, health and social care. 

Many of our students progress into further study for post grad qualifications in teaching, children’s nursing, social work and speech therapy as well as a range of other post graduate opportunities.   

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Compulsory Requirements

For all courses applicants are usually required to have five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language, or a University recognised equivalent. 

Plus one of the following:

  • GCE and VCE Advanced Level:

    A minimum of 300 UCAS Tariff points including 200 UCAS Tariff points from two GCE or VCE A levels.  Remaining points must be achieved from no more than two further GCE or VCE A or AS levels. The Extended Project Qualification will be accepted in lieu of one AS level.     

  • Edexcel/BTEC National:

    Distinction, Distinction, Merit

  • Scottish Highers:

     BBBBC at Highers level, BBC at Advanced Higher. 

  • Irish Highers:

    ABBBB

  • International Baccalaureate:

    30 points

  • International/English Language Requirements:

    International applicants are required to have one of the following English language qualifications with grades as shown below.

    • A British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5
    • Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

    The University also accepts many other English language qualifications and if you have any questions about our English Language requirements please contact the International Admissions Office and we will be glad to assi

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1**: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

FUNDING INFORMATION

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