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Cardiff Metropolitan University Early Childhood Studies

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BA Early Childhood Studies (Joint Honours)

Early Childhood Studies – BA (Joint Honours)

Course Overview

T​​he study of Early Childhood Studies at Cardiff Met forms part of the ​BA Humanities and Education Joint Honours programme within​​ the Cardiff School of Education.​

The joint Honours programmes provide you with the opportunity to combine the study of Early Childhood Studies with Education Studies, enabling you to tailor your degree to your particular area of interest.

Alternatively, you may choose to study Early Childhood Studies as a Single Honours degree. This will provide you with more practical experience within Early Years settings and a nationally recognised qualification for Early Years provision and practice.

If you would prefer to study Early Childhood Studies from a more theoretical viewpoint then the Joint Honours programme will offer the perfect opportunity to do this.

Course information on this page relates to 2017 entry.

Course Content

You will be encouraged to consider issues such as children’s rights, child development, children’s health, creativity and ways in which childhood is evolving.  In addition, you will experience play and early learning, using our Outdoor Learning Centre which will give you opportunities to explore real life practice and engage in Forest School and project work. This will be in addition to work-related experiences in relevant settings.  As part of the Joint Honours programme, you will study issues around historical and contemporary education, the psychology of education and practice-based skills including working with children with Additional Learning Needs and learning and teaching through ICT.

In addition to the specialist modules, you will also undertake core modules. These are designed to help you develop the academic and research skills for successful study within higher education. In addition, they will help you to develop your employability skills and explore future options for employment.

The Early Childhood Studies modules are:

Year One:

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