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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health, disability and children’s rights through the analysis and examination of research, children’s literature, historical documents, film, TV and other mediums.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

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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Course Information

UCAS Code
W3P9

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time

Location
Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Fee Information

Entry Requirements 2022/23

Plus one of the following:

  • GCE and VCE Advanced Level:

       

Fees and Funding 2022/23 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1: TBC

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EU Fee in Year 1: TBC

International Fee in Year 1: TBC

 

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Our Campus based courses starting in 2022 and 2023 will be delivered on-campus with supporting online learning content. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to adjust the delivery of our education accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

On-campus contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with any additional restrictions, which may be imposed by the Government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors. This could potentially mean increased or fully online delivery, should such restrictions on in-person contact time be required.

 

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