School of Education

  • Early Childhood Studies (BA) - Year 3

    Induction Week (Week 0) Diary

    Here is a list of the main events involving Early Childhood Studies (Year 3 Entry) students in Induction Week (17-21 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information.




    Monday 17 September

    Enrolment Start at 08:30
    Finish at 09:00
    Abercrombie Building (Ground Floor), Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Subject Meeting and
    Settling in at Oxford Brookes
    Start at 09:00
    Finish at 12:00
    G110, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Please note that all of the sessions listed above take place at our Headington Campus. Once semester begins all of your teaching will take place at our Harcourt Hill Campus and, in most cases, all of your modules will take place on Mondays. Everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus is here

    There is a range of other optional introductory events happening throughout Induction Week which you may like to attend. We realise that this may not be possible but you are welcome to attend these if you are able.




    Wednesday 19 September

    Freshers' Sports Fair 10:00 to 16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus

    Thursday 20 September

    Meet Your Academic Advisor Drop-in from
    14:00 to 16:00
    Check on your PIP page when you print your timetable for their name and room number.

    Friday 21 September

    Freshers' Fair 10:00 to 16:00 John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    PIP Helpdesk (All students) Drop-in from
    11:00 to 17:00
    G126, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    For timetable and programme queries.

    All Days

    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.

    Subject Codes

    All subjects within the university have a unique code. EL is single honours Early Childhood Studies i.e. students study only Early Childhood Studies. Students will be studying for a BA.

    Key Contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:


    Contact Details

    Head of School Professor Mary Wild
    Programme Lead Mrs Mary Briggs
    Subject Coordinator Dr Elise Alexander
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Michael Barringer
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Hazel Rothera
    Programme Administrator Mrs Christine Cuthbertson +44 (0)1865 488617

    Recommended Reading

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the third year Early Childhood Studies modules. Please note that you are not required to get these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details

    Bassot, B. (2016). The Reflective Journal. 2nd edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
    Mukherji, P. and Albon, D. (2015). Research Methods in Early Childhood: An Introductory Guide. 2nd edn. London: Sage
    Roberts-Holmes, G. (2014). Doing Your Early Years Research Project: A Step by Step Guide. 3rd edn. London: Sage

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for Early Childhood Studies. You will be notified of who your Academic Advisor is when you enrol. You should meet your Academic Advisor in his/her room on Thursday Week 0 between 2pm and 4pm. If there is any change to this, it will be shown in the Alternative Arrangement column.




    Alternative Arrangement

    Dr Elise Alexander B1.24 48 8529  
    Dr Carol Brown A1.06 48 8576  
    Dr Catharine Gilson B1.27 48 3167  

    Guide to Early Childhood Studies Modules

    Please note that the following information is for advice only and that you cannot proactively add modules to your programme until you are fully enrolled.
    Our undergraduate modular programme regulations state that:
    • you must take eight modules in your third year to complete your degree;
    • you must include any compulsory modules for which you have not been awarded credit on entry;
    • you must include six Honours modules to graduate with Honours.
    Choosing your modules from the Compulsory and Acceptable lists below will allow you to limit your contact hours to Mondays (during semester). This mode of study will suit those who have already completed the Oxford Brookes Foundation Degree in Early Years (Sector-Endorsed). You may choose to do modules from the Other Acceptables list but they do not run on Mondays. Entrants from other courses may need to take a slightly different combination of modules, depending on the details of individual credit awards. Click here for the 2018/19 Semester dates.




    Compulsory Modules
    U71724 Research Methods in Childhood and Education 1 Monday 1-3pm
    U70199 Dissertation (double Honours module) 1 & 2 or
    2 & 3
    By arrangement
    Acceptable Modules
    U70171 International Comparisons in Early Childhood Care/Education (Honours module) 1 Monday 5-7pm
    U70183 Child Development 2: Researching Child Development (Honours module) 2 Monday 9-11am
    U70184 Equality and Identity (Honours module) 2 Monday 1-3pm
    U70170 Reflective Practice (Honours module) 2 Monday 5-7pm
    U70724 The Social World of Childhood and Youth 1 Monday 9am-12pm
    Other Acceptable Modules
    U70121 Literature for Young Children 2 Friday 1-3pm
    U70124 Children's Outdoor Learning 1 Monday 9-11am
    or Friday 1-3pm
    U70131 Children and the Media 2 Wednesday 1-3pm
    U70133 Young Children's Health and Wellbeing 2
    U70186 Professional Roles in Early Years (Honours module) 1 Friday 9-11am
    U70188 Independent Study (Honours module) 1 or 2 By arrangement