Early Childhood Studies (final year entry)
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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.
How to apply
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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. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
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It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All 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
- social work.