School of Education

  • Early Childhood Studies (BA) - Year 3

    Here is a list of the main events involving Early Childhood Studies (Year 3 Entry) students in Induction Week (16-20 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.

    Don't forget to enrol online before you arrive so you can collect your student card. When you collect your card you will need to have appropriate photo Identification.

    Event Time Location
    Monday 16 September
    Student Card Collection - only for those students who still need a card 08:30 Student Central Counter, John Henry Brookes Building
    Visa enrolment - for students who require a study visa 08:30 Library Training Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Subject Meeting and Settling in at Oxford Brookes 09:00-12:00 G126, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

    Please note that all of the sessions listed above take place at our Headington Campus. Once the 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. View everything you need to know about Harcourt Hill Campus 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.
    Tuesday 17 September

    Module Registration Help desk 

    (or timetable and programme queries)

    Drop-in from 13:00-16:00
    FLG 06, Harcourt Hill Campus 
    Wednesday 18 September
    Freshers' Sports Fair 10:00-16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus
    Thursday 19 September
    Meet Your Academic Advisor Drop-in from 14:00-16:00 You will find out who your Academic Advisor is when you arrive

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who still need to do module registration) 

    Drop-in from 12:00-17:00 JHB 404, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Friday 20 September
    Freshers' Fair 10:00 to 16:00 John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who have missed the Thursday deadline) 

    Drop-in from 10:00 - 17:00 JHB 403, John Henry Brookes Building,Headington Campus
    All Days
    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.

    Key contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact Contact details
    Head of School Professor Mary Wild
    Programme Lead Mrs Mary Briggs
    Subject Coordinator Miss Louise Stafford
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Michael Barringer
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Hazel Rothera
    Programme Administrator Mrs Sasha Carter +44 (0)1865 488353

    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. (2018). Research Methods in Early Childhood: An Introductory Guide. 3rd edn. London: Sage
    Roberts-Holmes, G. (2018). Doing Your Early Years Research Project: A Step by Step Guide. 4th edn. London: Sage

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for Early Childhood Studies. You be find out who your Academic Advisor is when you arrive. You should meet your Academic Advisor in their 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.

    Name Room Phone Alternative arrangement
    Dr Carmel Capewell TBC TBC  
    Christine Ivory TBC TBC  
    Dr Rachel Payne M.102 48 8339  
    Miss Victoria Pratt TBC TBC  
    Dr James Percival B1.11 48 8364  
    Mr Jonathan Reid F1.05 48 8486  
    Dr Linda Shaw B1.32 48 8389  
    Miss Louise Stafford B1.18 48 8385  

    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. View the 2019/20 Semester dates here.

    Module Semester Slot
    Compulsory Modules
    Research Methods in Childhood and Education 1 Monday 1-3pm
    Dissertation (double Honours module) 1 & 2 or
    2 & 3
    By arrangement
    Acceptable Modules
    International Comparisons in Early Childhood Care/Education (Honours module) 1 Monday 1-3pm
    Child Development 2: Researching Child Development (Honours module) 2 Monday 9-11am
    Equality and Identity (Honours module) 2 Monday 1-3pm
    Reflective Practice (Honours module) 2 Monday 1-3pm
    The Social World of Childhood and Youth 1 & 2 Both Semesters: Monday 9am-12pm
    Other Acceptable Modules
    Literature for Young Children 2 Friday 10am-12pm
    Children's Outdoor Learning 1 Friday 1-3pm
    Young Children's Health and Wellbeing 2 Thursday 1-3pm
    Professional Roles in Early Years (Honours module) 1 Friday 9-11am
    Independent Study (Honours module) 1 or 2 By arrangement

    Important Documents to Bring with You

    As a student on our Early Childhood Studies programme you are very likely to undertake some study within an Early Years setting. You will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check) in order to be able to do so. We will assist you in putting together the application once you have arrived here but we will need you to have some documentation with you to make an application possible. View a full list of appropriate documentation for the DBS check.