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This course will teach you about the way children learn and develop in a diverse and evolving society, giving you opportunities in a wide range of careers that involve working with young children. You will learn about a range of topics relating to child development, health and training, and put that knowledge into practice on experiential visits.
Your progress will be assessed with essays, reports, group work, seminar presentations and self-evaluation. Throughout your degree you'll have one-to-one support from academic staff.
In the first year of the course you’ll study core modules relating to child development and early years care. There is also a mandatory experiential visit.
In your second and third years you can choose to take voluntary experiential visits and focus on one of three strands: Family and Community, Policy, Provision and Practice in Early Years Care and Education, or Policy, Provision and Practice in Primary Education.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
1. Family and Community
2. Policy, Provision and Practice in Early Years Care and Education
3. Policy, Provision and Practice in Primary Education
1. Family and Community
2. Policy, Provision and Practice in Primary Education
Our typical offer is
If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice.
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.
All applicants to this course are required to have undergone the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhancement Check process prior to commencement of study on their chosen programme.
Applicants are also required to complete a medical pro forma.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
BA (Hons) Childhood Studies (0-11 years) leads to a range of careers in children's services. Many of our graduates go on to work in health, social care, education, childcare, charities, and voluntary organisations.
This degree gives an excellent grounding in education, but please note that it does not lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). If you want to qualify as a teacher, you may find this course more suitable: Primary Education with QTS BA (Hons).
The University of Sunderland’s Centre for Applied Social Studies (CASS) regularly hosts visiting speakers, and it can be an excellent way to learn from the experiences of people who already have a strong track record in social policy.
CASS is the centre for applied social science research at the University, and you may find opportunities to collaborate with the academic team – particularly on areas relating to children, young people and families.
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