Bath Spa University Early Years

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Bath Spa University Early Years

All research centre members are involved in teaching and research across all early years undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


We offer doctoral supervision across a range of topics within the context of early years, childhood and youth.

Current PhD students:

Georgina Normile’s study explores the educational needs of service children in early years education settings in England.


MA in Early Childhood Studies

MA Education (Early Years)


BA (Hons) Early Years Education

BA (Hons) + PGCE Education (Primary Teaching Pathway)

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Studies


FdA Early Childhood Studies

FdA Early Years

Early Years Teacher Status

EYTS Early Years Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

Want to work with younger children? Gain a critical understanding of education, particularly in relation to early years provision.

  • A flexible programme with a range of modules and opportunities for placements.
  • Opportunity to gain the accredited vocational Early Years Educator award.
  • Engaging and experienced tutors with a wide range of knowledge and expertise.

Through the course you’ll develop a critical understanding of early years provision. We’ll also help you to understand what education and schooling has been and develop a vision of what education might become in the future.

We ensure that you have maximum flexibility on your course while still retaining a clear focus on the study of early years education from a variety of perspectives.

Your modules are designed to provide you with essential knowledge and understanding for your future career such as ensuring you are well-versed in children’s rights and protection as well as developing insights into effective leadership and teamwork. You might also apply for our Certificate in Global Citizenship or opt for a module that includes a study visit or international placement.

“This experience provided me with the opportunity to explore practice in the early years, which I had never really done before. I was able to participate in lengthy placements, which allowed me to gain substantial experience and develop what I had learnt from seminars.”