What you'll study
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.
First year modules
The programme establishes theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of child development, health and diversity from 0–7 years.
It explores the ideas underpinning the study of childhood, young children and their development from national and international perspectives, emphasising the contribution of child-centred play-based approaches to learning.
The programme concludes with a dissertation module in which students conduct an individual research project, typically within the early childhood sector.
Policy and Practice in Early Years and Care
Gain insight into current legislation, professional guidance and national and local policy initiatives. You'll critically analyse these, relating them to the needs of children and families.
Creativity in Education
Experience approaches to learning that encourage creative critical thinking. Creativity is observable in all areas of education and children's realities, including school, nursery, home and play.
International Perspectives in Early Childhood Education and Care
Explore a range of contemporary early years aspects of provision, care and education, including current international trends and how they impact on children and families.
Leadership, Management and Team Working
Explore aspects of leadership, management and team working in the context of children's services and education.
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.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.