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    This course provides a unique opportunity to explore the nature of education, care and learning within an early childhood context from a national and international perspective.

    It is aimed at those ultimately wishing to pursue a career in teaching, early years, or one of the many roles related to education, or those interested in educational issues who are looking to study a socially relevant academic subject. Education is central to Government policy making and its study is no longer confined to teacher training courses.

    This degree offers an intellectually rigorous and challenging engagement with contemporary educational issues. There is also the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an educational and or early years context.

    Features & benefits of the course

    • Opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an educational and or early years context
    • Potential for study opportunities overseas
    • Equips graduates with the requisite skills and understanding for a variety of career pathways

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15; Late applications: June 30 (if there are places available on the course) Tuition fee
    • EUR 9840 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 11870 Year (Non-EEA)

    UK and EU full-time students: £8,500 · · Non-EU full-time international students: £10,250

    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    Education is a multidisciplinary subect, combining aspects of history, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy and psychology. Our degree in Education and Early Childhood Studies will provide you with the oportunity to explore key, contemporary issues and will include a combination of:

    • The history, nature, purpose and politics of education
    • Education and Early Years policy and practice in the UK and abroad
    • Race, gender, equality and children's rights in education
    • Learning, knowledge and the curriculum in the early years

    In addition to developing a comprehensive knowledge of educational theory and practice relevant to the early yeras, the course will also equip you with the ability to:

    • Reflect on your own experiences
    • Carry out independent research
    • Communicate effectively using a variety of information and communication technologies

    Units you will study

    • Year 1

      In Year 1 all students will take the following 4 core units, each worth 30 credits:

      • Understanding Education
      • Learning and Teaching
      • Children's Learning and Development
      • Children Families and Diversity

      On successful completion of Level 4, the interim exit award of CertHE Education and Early Childhood Studies is made.

    • Year 2

      In Year 2 students will take 90 credits of Core Units and 30 credits of Option Units.

      Please note the units Children's Learning and Development, Citizenship and Participation and Business and Enterprise belong to the Early Years Programme.

      Core Units (each worth 30 credits)

      • Policy Practice and the Professional
      • Researching Educational Issues
      • Children's Learning and Development

      Option units

      Choose from

      • Citizenship and Participation or Business and Enterprise (each worth 30 credits)

      On successful completion of Levels 4 and 5 - interim exit award: DipHE Education and Early Childhood Studies

    • Year 3

      In Year 3 students will take 90 credits of Core Units and 30 credits of Option Units.

      Please note the units Children's Learning and Development, Early Years and Education and Creative Leadership belong to the Early Years Programme.

      Core Units

      • Education Studies Dissertation
      • Global Issues in Education
      • Children's Learning and Development

      Option units (worth 30 credits each), choose from one of those below:

      • Early Years and Education
      • Creative Leadership

    As part of our drive to deliver the very highest quality programmes we are reviewing our undergraduate courses to ensure an up-to-date curriculum supported by the latest online learning technology. Some of the details given here may not yet reflect these improvements and information will be updated as it becomes available.

    Assessment details

    The assessment will be course work based - there are no formal examinations. We use a variety of assessment types, such as, essays, group and individual presentations, reports, projects, portfolios, patchwork texts

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    UCAS Tariff points/Grades required


    with minimum of 240 from A2.

    MMM in BTEC National Diploma.

    Grade C in CACHE Diploma

    Specific GCSE requirements

    5 GCSEs at grade C, including English language and Mathematics.

    The following qualifications and subjects are not accepted:

    Adult literacy, Adult Numeracy, Functional Skills, Key Skills Communication & Key Skills Application of Number and Communication

    Non Tariffed Qualifications

    A relevant Access to HE Diploma with 45 level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

    International Baccalaureate points


    IELTS score required for international students

    IELTS 6.0 with no element below 5.5

    Additional Requirements

    Students who wish to go on to a Primary PGCE or GTP programme of study once they graduate should be cognisant of the needs of those programmes and should possess GCSE at grade C or above in English language, Mathematics and Science (please refer to entry requirements before applying).

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Manchester Metropolitan University.


    Student Support Package

    At Manchester Metropolitan University, we offer a Student Support Package worth £4,000 for UK students from households with an income of up to £25,000. This non-repayable package can be taken for accommodation fees, if you are staying in an MMU Halls of Residence or we have arranged your contract with Victoria Hall or it can be loaded onto your metcard to spend on food and other services on campus (see below). We also offer an Academic Achievement Bursary for students who do particularly well in their exams and while they study at MMU.

    For some healthcare professional courses such as Adult Nursing and Social Work, you may be eligible for an NHS bursary. You apply for this bursary separately, and will be invited to make your application by the NHS once you are holding an offer of a place on a relevant course. To find out more, including what you might be entitled to, visit the NHS website.

    We do all we can to ensure you have the support you need while you study with us. If you do run into financial difficulty, you may be entitled to some additional support through the Access to Learning Fund. The fund is a limited amount of money that the university will either grant or loan to a student depending on their needs and situation. In order to qualify, you will have to meet a number of criteria, provide evidence and complete an application.

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