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Early Childhood Studies (final year entry)
In a world where children’s futures are uncertain, qualified early childhood graduates with specialist practitioner skills and professional knowledge are needed more than ever.
On this final year course, you’ll enhance the learning you’ve already completed. You'll gain a solid understanding of the theory underpinning your practice. You’ll learn and master different pedagogical approaches - and you’ll know when, why and how to use them.
You'll have the support and guidance to develop your professional knowledge. You can also take the opportunity to make your own area of interest an important issue in Early Years through your dissertation. And you’ll graduate ready to take a professional and leading role within the early years sector.
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Please note tuition fees for Home 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 students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
On the course, you’ll be able to focus on your interests, and grow in the areas you care about most. You might explore how inequality impacts childhood. You might compare education systems across the world. You might examine child development. Or you might analyse children’s literacy - and how to build a love of reading.
You’ll emerge with a solid understanding of both teaching pedagogy, and practitioner techniques. This means you’ll fully understand how different approaches work. And you’ll know when, where and how to use them. You’ll ultimately be better equipped to support any child, in any situation.
After you graduate
You’ll graduate as a confident and self-aware educational practitioner who can decisively employ the right techniques in your day-to-day practice.
And you’ll be equipped to enter a range of careers - like:
- Teacher training
- Play therapy
- Special Educational Needs
- Educational psychology
- And social work
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.