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Early Childhood Studies

London Metropolitan University

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12 months
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5950 GBP/year
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About

This Early Childhood Studies programme at London Metropolitan University is designed for professionals working within the early childhood workforce, including those who may not be working directly with children but are involved in developing the early childhood workforce, such as further education lecturers and local authority advisers.

Overview

The Early Childhood Studies programme at London Metropolitan University is delivered by distance learning using an interactive online platform and individual academic support from tutors. As well as academic content, the interactive online platform includes podcasts, video, online discussions and links to identified reading – either as scanned chapters or through access to our wide range of online books and academic journals.

The early childhood studies team has a long history of developing an accessible study for the early childhood workforce. London Met was one of the first universities to offer an undergraduate programme designed for those working within the early childhood workforce both as a face-to-face and distance learning programme.

The course is underpinned by the following aims to:
  • develop a detailed understanding of current research and thinking in the field of early childhood
  • appraise research and theory continuously and reflect on its impact on early childhood provision and practice with an emphasis on students’ own professional practice
  • develop a sophisticated understanding of the historical, economic, social, cultural and political contexts which impact the lives of young children and their families
  • develop a comprehensive understanding of, and commitment to, issues of equality and diversity, social justice and advocacy in relation to the field of early childhood

After the course

Career opportunities and potential continuing professional development include advisers to local and national government, further and higher education tutors, leadership roles within early childhood and doctoral research. Graduates have gone on to roles as early years educators at nurseries and play therapists at children's hospitals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
  • Distinctive Approaches in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Research Methods and the Dissertation
  • Equality and Inclusion in Early Childhood
  • Foundations of Being

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a relevant honours degree (at least 2:2) and work within the early childhood workforce

Some of the modules require an observational visit to a setting offering care and education for children from birth to six-years-old. Where you're not working directly with children you will need to be able to commit to this component of the programme.

All students are interviewed, but importance is also placed on the statement of application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part Time (per 30 credit module)

  • UK / EU:   £990 
  • International: £990 

Funding

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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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