Liverpool John Moores University early years

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Liverpool John Moores University early years

About your course

By completing the BA (Hons) Education Studies and Early Years at Liverpool John Moores University you will be able to make a significant difference to children’s future development and educational attainment.

  • A range of work-related learning and observation opportunities linked to the early years
  • Explore the sociological, historical, political, psychological and philosophical issues that impact on the lives and learning of young children
  • Opportunities to undertake a work-related placement overseas
  • Graduate with a solid foundation for a child-centred career

Work-related learning

Translating your academic studies into essential professional experience

The course has a strong element of work-related learning and you will have plenty of opportunities to look at practice in a wide variety of settings. You might also want to get an international perspective on your future career through work experience abroad or you could practice your teaching skills and get a feel for teaching during planned programme experiences or as voluntary activity.

Work experience is a vital element of your studies as it gives you a chance to put into practice what you have learnt during the course, and gain new skills as well. It will also add real value to your CV, giving you a head start when you come to negotiate your way around the competitive job market.

Support and guidance

Dedicated personal tutor plus study skills support

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will help and support you in your academic and personal progress throughout the course. This kind of one-to-one support is particularly useful for discussing course-related issues or concerns you may have during your studies.

Other forms of support include a Student Support Zone and library, which stay open in the evenings and at weekends during term time. The IM Marsh Campus where this course is based is renowned for its friendliness and strong sense of community.

Liverpool John Moores University early years

Course details

If you think you can make a difference to the lives of young children and their families, then the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies could be the course for you.

A child’s first experiences have an impact far beyond those initial few years of life. Poverty, poor education, child abuse, as well as the positive experiences of creativity and play, have an enormous influence on a child’s development.

The acquisition of knowledge and understanding of early childhood studies is progressive, and nurtures the development of a critically reflective perspective. The overarching themes and defining principles of the programme are education, social welfare, health and wellbeing.

Liverpool John Moores University early years

Early Childhood Studies explores and deals with all aspects of society, which impact on young people and their families. The course focuses on the development, growth, health and well-being of young children from 0-8 years old from both the perspective of the child and the adult. Different perceptions of children and childhood are considered and you are also encouraged to examine the wider socio-economic and political factors that influence children at all levels. You are provided with a sound theoretical foundation drawn from different disciplines such as psychology and sociology.

We have several international links, and there are opportunities to visit various countries as part of your course and also undertake a work-related placement abroad.

We have a student volunteer scheme in schools and other placements, so that you can gain the experience and practice you need before embarking on further study or a career.

The course gives you enormous scope to tailor your studies to your own interests through optional modules, research and work-related practice.

General enquiries

General enquiries
Rodney House
70 Mount Pleasant
Liverpool L3 5UX

T: 0151 231 2121