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  • 12 months
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Recognise and champion the uniqueness of every child as you take an holistic 'whole child' approach to the study of children and the issues that affect them and their families with this Childhood Studies and Early Years course at Leeds Beckett University.

About

This Childhood Studies and Early Years course at Leeds Beckett University will enable you to specialise your study through two distinct routes - Early Years and Children & Young People. 

The Early Years route will see you apply a critical lens to young children's education and care within a variety of settings. The Children and Young People route will focus more closely on critically examining concepts, contexts and practice related to childhood.

We recognise that children are active social agents and meaning makers with the ability to both interpret and shape their social worlds. Therefore, each module has been designed to highlight the importance of the child's voice and children's participation.

To fit around your working patterns and personal commitments, you can study over one, two or three years through day, evening and Saturday face-to-face sessions or online via our Virtual Learning Environment.

Careers

If you work with children and young people, this course will help you to progress to managerial or senior leadership level. It is also suitable should you wish to pursue a career working in early years or with children and young people in, for example, youth justice, child and family support, policy development and education, or should you want to pursue a doctoral qualification.

  • Early Years Advisor
  • Nursery Co-ordinator
  • Children's Charity Worker
  • Social Worker

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Ethical Enquiry - Reflexive Research in Practice
  • Critical Discourses in Childhood (Children & Young People Route)
  • Critical Issues in the Early Years (Early Years Route)
  • Research Methods
  • Major Independent Study
  • Autism
  • Health Promotion
  • Children, Crime & Social Justice
  • Museums for Children
  • Developing Early Language
  • Playful Learning & Playful Pedagogies
  • Stories & Narratives in Educational Inquiry
  • Student Negotiated Learning
  • Beyond the Deficit: Understanding Educational Disadvantage & Inequality
  • Critical Discourse Analysis: the Language of Policy Texts & Public Debate

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.
  • All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional
  • All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Tuition fees are subject to change. Please verify the fees on the university website.

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

There are ways you may be able to fund your course. Here are a few options:
  • Gain sponsorship from a Government body in your country
  • Apply for a Commonwealth or Chevening Scholarship 
  • A Leeds Beckett Scholarship to cover some of your course fees
Find out more by visiting university website.

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