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Early Childhood Studies (BA top-up)

BA (Hons)

Key facts


UCAS code

X315 (Oxford Brookes) X313 (Abingdon and Witney College) X317 (Solihull) X319 (Swindon)

Start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Course length

Full time: 1 year

Department

School of Education

Overview


Our Early Childhood Studies one-year top-up course builds on your previous early years study giving you the chance to complete an honours degree. So if you love children and want to work with them, this course will help to get you there.

Studying Early Years gives you the opportunity to work in a wide range of careers, such as:

  • Children's Centre Worker
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Lead Practitioner.

This course is taught at The School of Education at our Harcourt Hill campus, a short bus ride away from Oxford city centre. And at three of our partner colleges:

You may wish to continue your studies through progression to Early Years Teacher (EYT). Or beyond to become involved in research or academia.

To apply for this course you will have completed the foundation degree in Early Years. Or equivalent Level 5 sector-endorsed qualification foundation degree.

Tuition fees


Please see the fees note
Home/EU full time
£9,250

Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,350

International full time off-campus
£9,000. Note: International study not available at Solihull College

Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,570 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time off-campus
£9,270. Note: International study not available at Solihull College

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees


2019/20
Home/EU full time
£9,250

Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,350

International full time off-campus
£9,000. Note: International study not available at Solihull College

2020/21
Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,570 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time off-campus
£9,270. Note: International study not available at Solihull College

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

How to apply


Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

Students will have successfully completed the foundation degree in Early Years or equivalent Level 5 sector-endorsed qualification.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Screening

All applicants will be screened for fitness to practise and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International applications

This course is not available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors. 

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Application process

Full time Home / EU applicants

Apply through UCAS

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time applicants can also apply through UCAS

Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.