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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Childhood and Early Years Studies (Top-up)

Provided by: Kaplan Higher Education Academy
Awarded by: Northumbria University

Course Introduction

100% Assignment-based Degree Programme
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Childhood and Early Year Studies (Top-up) programme is a Direct Honours Degree programme with Dual Specialisations offered by Northumbria University. The programme is 100% assignment with no examinations.
The Degree programme is designed to help you make a difference in the lives of children. You will draw upon your own experiences in engaging with contemporary issues such as children’s rights, education, disability, health, poverty and war through the analysis and examination on research, children’s literature, historical documents, film, TV and other mediums. You will also gain insights into, and knowledge and understanding of a range of issues relating to childhood, children, young people and society.
A Range of Career Pathways
If you are interested in working with children, young people and families within education, health or social care settings, the flexibility of this programme may be just what you are looking for. It provides you with a unique opportunity to develop knowledge, insight and understanding in two complementary subject areas whilst exploring a range of career pathways.

Curriculum Overview

Industry-Relevant Modules
  • Changing Childhoods
  • Childhood and Early Years Studies Project
  • Global Perspectives of Childhood and Youth
  • Leadership and Collaboration in Children’s Services
  • Perspectives on Children’s Literature
  • Play and the Early Years Curriculum
  • Professional Practice and Career Development
  • Researching Childhood and Early Years
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Childhood
  • Young Children as Meaning Makers
  • Young People in Society

Area of Studies

Ranking & Accreditation
  • Northumbria has been named University of the Year 2022 
    by Times Higher Education
  • Ranked 36th for Best UK Universities
  • Ranked 31st for Social Work in the UK
Career Opportunities
A Degree in Early Childhood Studies is an excellent foundation for a career working with young children in many sectors, including teaching and education, health and social care, and voluntary work.
  • Family Service Counsellor
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Youth Worker

Study Mode & Duration


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