All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.
Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.
International Perspectives in Early Childhood Education and Care
Explore a range of contemporary early year’s aspects of provision, care and education including current international trends, and how they impact on children and families. Included within this module will be an overview of different pedagogical approaches in a variety of countries, including: New Zealand (Te Whaariki), Scandinavia (Forest School education), Japan (day care centres) Italy (Reggio Emilia) and UK (EYFS).
Professional Practice – Working with 0-5’s
Explore and reflect on a range of current research and pedagogical approaches when working with babies, toddlers and young children. A focus will be placed on relating the debates to your own professional working, including reflection on your influence on the child’s development.
Creativity in Early Childhood Education and Care
Explore the use of creativity (not just music and craft) and how it can be used to support the ‘voice of the child’. Over the semester, you will discuss the cognitive and cultural implications of creative teaching and learning, including the theories, principles, beliefs and pedagogical practices that have influenced current practice and perspectives on the rights of the child.
Leadership and Management in Early Childhood Education and Care
Gain a critical overview of classic management and leadership theories and an understanding of how teams in the workplace are formed, developed, shaped and managed.
You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.
Please note, this course is taught on an evening as you will be on a paid or voluntary work placement throughout the programme.