Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons)

Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons)

Bachelor degree
36 months
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £22
Intakes: September
International tuition: £13,100
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

Working with young children is hugely rewarding and enormous fun. It can also be very challenging, and it’s a fast-paced sector. We will help you develop the skills, knowledge and qualities needed to deliver a high standard of professional practice in the workplace. Our modules have been designed to develop your understanding of professional and inclusive practice, supporting both the child and the family. Using theory and practical experiences you will explore current research around key topics including contemporary theories and pedagogical approaches, while building your leadership skills and considering possible careers across the early childhood sector. On this course you will learn through practice, in our Early Childhood Resource and Research Room and through our optional placement or theoretical modules. Placements are optional and individually tailored to enable you to gain experience in a variety of different types of settings. Whether you decide to go on placement or not, you will have access to additional volunteering and work experience as well as the choice to take part in further professional development training opportunities, enrichment trips, research groups and various early childhood and education events.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
If you’re applying for an undergraduate course (year 1 entry) you must hold one of the following: 1 year in a recognised Bachelors degree programme with an overall average of 3.5-3.9 Диплом о среднем профессиональном образовании (базовый уровень) (Diploma of Secondary Vocational Education (basic level) ) (awarded post 1994) with average of 3.5 exceptionally good grades in Svidetelstvo (Attestat) o Srednem Obrazovanii (all subjects passed with 5) may be considered a recognised foundation qualification

Career opportunities

This course takes into account the Children's Workforce Development Council and the Early Years Professional Framework. It will teach you the skills you need to work effectively in the early childhood sector such as nurseries and pre-schools. When you graduate, you’ll be able to apply to work in any registered setting in England, without needing to retrain. On the other hand, you could choose further study, such as a relevant Master’s degree, or a PGCE course which would qualify you as a primary school teacher. With further training, you could also go into educational psychology or social work.

Campus location

Cambridge , United Kingdom