What will you study on the BA Early Childhood Studies?
In Year 1 you will examine both historical and contemporary approaches to education policy development in the UK and study an introduction to philosophy in relation to education. Alongside this, you will explore the psychological approaches to learning and also study an Early Childhood module (which includes the social construct of childhood and child development).
In Years 2 and 3 you will continue to broaden your knowledge of these key theoretical areas. You will also study the National Curriculum Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, alongside: special needs and inclusion, comparative education, equality issues and research methods.
In Year 3 you will also conduct an independent research project, gain practical experience on placement and select from a choice of modules to complement your learning, including: leadership and management in early years settings, the social and emotional aspects of teaching and learning, children's rights, education and the law and children's literature.