BA Early Childhood Studies

Roehampton is internationally renowned for its work in early childhood studies. With a team of highly-regarded tutors, who are all experts in their specialisms, you will learn from some of the best in the field.

Course details

This degree will empower you with the knowledge and skills, confidence and resilience to act as an advocate for babies, young children, their families and communities.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

University of Roehampton

Course overview

You will develop an understanding of policy and practice, and learn to engage in critical inquiry and problem solving around key issues in the field. Please note that BA Early Childhood Studies is a programme of academic study and is not in itself a qualification to work as an early years teacher or practitioner.  Students seeking vocational qualification should opt to take the Graduate Practitioner Competencies certificate (as outlined in the fifth tab, left).


Entry requirements

Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent)Degree with Foundation Year Foundation Year entry: 48 UCAS points (or equivalent)We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.

For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience. Contact us to find out more.When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements. Find out more about our Contextual Offer scheme.


You will be well placed to secure a variety of roles, such as working as an education professional in primary and nursery care (teaching, administration or management)* or a special needs professional in schools, children centres and the community. You could work for a children’s charity undertaking policy and research, in community support, welfare or housing, or for an NGO or central or local government department.

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.


All modules are core and optional.

  • Babies and Toddlers
  • Froebelian Perspectives: Play and Outdoor Learning
  • Being a Professional in Early Childhood: Inclusive Practice
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Researching Social and Cultural Issues
  • Studying Young Children; Building Relationships. Placement.
  • Research Methods
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing in Early Childhood
  • Play, Representation and Creativity

Optional modules

  • Children and Families
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Early Childhood Extended Placement
  • Special Needs in Early Years Care and Education
  • Living and Learning in ECEC
  • Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Placement

Research Methods (online)

  • Research Methods (online)

Transfer module

  • Early Childhood Studies Transfer Module
  • Professionalism and Advocacy
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Thinking and Understanding
  • Leadership, Partnership and Multidisciplinary Teamwork
  • Unequal Childhoods: Global Perspectives
  • The Social World of Babies and Toddlers

Special and Inclusive Education

  • Preparation for Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
  • Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Placement Portfolio

Individual Study module

  • Individual Study 6