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Early Childhood Studies

University of Roehampton

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Roehampton is internationally renowned for its work in early childhood studies. With a team of highly-regarded tutors, who are all experts in their specialisms, you will learn from some of the best in the field.

This degree will empower you with the knowledge and skills, confidence and resilience to act as an advocate for babies, young children, their families and communities. 

You will develop an understanding of policy and practice, and learn to engage in critical inquiry and problem solving around key issues in early childhood.

Looking at the intellectual, emotional, physical, social and cultural experiences of young children, you will learn about promoting understanding and respect for young children and their families.

The course takes a distinctive Froebelian approach to the study of early years, grounded in the following principles:

  • A holistic focus on babies, young children, their families and the communities they are part of, making links with past, present and future
  • The centrality of play and (outdoor) environments for wellbeing and learning
  • Continued development of understanding of professionalism and professional reflection and action, linking theory, research and practice
  • A commitment to recognising and responding to the individual experiences and understandings of children
  • Inclusion and connectedness, and a commitment to social justice in the field of early childhood

In years two and three, you can choose to follow one of the five pathways, or pick modules from each, giving you a diverse knowledge of:

  • Working with under 3s
  • Working with 3-8 year olds
  • Working with children and families
  • Working for children and families
  • Research

You will leave with a broad understanding of early childhood studies, and be well equipped to follow a career in many areas relating to children.

Roehampton is internationally renowned for its work in early childhood studies. With a team of highly-regarded tutors, who are all experts in their specialisms, you will learn from some of the best in the field. This degree will empower you with the knowledge and skills, confidence and resilience to act as an advocate for babies, young children, their families...

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Course Content

Year one

  • Consider the impact of cultural influences on the lives of babies, toddlers and young children and their development.
  • Research topical issues and concerns in early childhood and consider the concepts of equity and inclusion.
  • Explore the importance of observation in the study of young children and learn fundamental skills needed to carry out early years research.

Year two

  • Analyse the significance of play, imagination and creativity in children's development, and examine the impact of the early childhood pioneers on current perspectives and practice.
  • Undertake a work placement in an early years setting.
  • Consider a variety of curriculum models, children's wellbeing and their understanding of themselves and others.
  • Deepen your understanding of research methods in early childhood settings and start a research proposal for your year three project.

Year three

  • Carry out a substantial research project in an area of your choice and develop expertise in this subject.
  • Spend time learning how to interact with young children so you can engage with their perspectives and consider the influences that society has on them.
  • A strong and effective relationship with the parents of the children you care for is paramount to the welfare of the child. You will learn to maintain a balance of power between the parents and yourself as a professional, as well as address issues such as cultural diversity and support systems.

Year one Consider the impact of cultural influences on the lives of babies, toddlers and young children and their development. Research topical issues and concerns in early childhood and consider the concepts of equity and inclusion. Explore the importance of observation in the study of young children and learn fundamental skills needed...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Grove House Roehampton

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

The University uses the UCAS Tariff to compare applicants with different qualifications. This also allows us to consider applicants who themselves have taken a range of different qualifications. Many programmes have specific entry requirements, so it is advisable to check on our website before you apply.

All offers are subject to the University's general entrance requirements. For undergraduate courses, these are as follows:

  • passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Level;
  • a pass in one subject at GCE Advanced Level plus (a) passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level, or (b) a Vocational A-Level Single Award, or (c) two Vocational A-Level part Awards;
  • a Vocational A-Level Double Award; or
  • a Vocational A-Level Single Award plus (a) two Vocational A-Level part Awards, or (b) passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level; or
  • a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma; or
  • a Scottish Certificate of Education with (a) passes in five subjects, including at least three at Higher grade, or (b) passes in four subjects all at Higher grade or New Higher grade; or
  • the full Diploma of the International Baccalaureate; or
  • an Irish Leaving Certificate with passes in four subjects at Grade C at the Higher level.

For some courses we require applicants to achieve a GCSE Grade C or above in specific subjects, or an equivalent qualification. The information below lists the equivalent qualifications we can accept.

If you require any further advice on our entry requirements, please contact the Enquiries Office at undergraduate@roehampton.ac.uk, or by calling 020 8392 3232.

If you are applying from overseas and require specific advice about your qualifications, you can visit the country pages or contact our international team on international@roehampton.ac.uk or by calling 0208 392 3192.

Acceptable English Qualifications (UK students)

  • GCSE at Grade C or above
  • Equivalent Access course modules at Level 2 or above
  • Functional Skills Level 2 English with a pass grade (Not acceptable for BA Primary Education)
  • Key Skills Level 2 English with a pass grade (Not acceptable for BA Primary Education)

The University of Roehampton also recognises the test offered by the organisation Equivalency Testing, which sets and operates GCSE Equivalency Testing in English, Mathematics and Science. Please contact them on +44 (0)1277 203336 for further information or visit their website, www.equivalencytesting.com

Submission of Your Results:

You should send a copy of your results to: admissions@roehampton.ac.uk.

BA Primary Education and PGCE students must submit their original certificates.

If you are applying as an EU or International student you will find a list of acceptable English qualifications on our international webpages.

Acceptable Mathematics Qualifications

  • GCSE at Grade C or above
  • Equivalent Access course modules at Level 2 or above
  • Functional Skills Level 2 Maths with a pass grade (Not acceptable for BA Primary Education)
  • Key Skills Level 2 Adult Numeracy or Application of Number (Not acceptable for BA Primary Education)

The University uses the UCAS Tariff to compare applicants with different qualifications. This also allows us to consider applicants who themselves have taken a range of different qualifications. Many programmes have specific entry requirements, so it is advisable to check on our website before you apply. All offers are subject to the University's general...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
92%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
95% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
84% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
90% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
87% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
85% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
94% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
85% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
80% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
77% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
86% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
94% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
86% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
91% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
80% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
81% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
80% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
82% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
82% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
90% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
90% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
77% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
90% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
89% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
86% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
74% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
76% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment Rate84%

  • Average Graduate Salary£20000

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