The Top Up BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies degree at Oxford Brookes University, designed as a follow on from a Foundation Degree, brings together several academic disciplines. The course is structured to provide an inter-agency focus, based on the outcomes of integrated methods and insights of the various disciplines that contribute to our understanding of childhood, and it will support practitioners who are working in a variety of early years’ settings with families, playgroups and in schools and nurseries, as well as childminders.
The degree is designed to be responsive to the employment needs of the sector and the region. The dissertation, as well as other modules at level 6, encourages students to further develop established techniques of analysis and to make use of scholarly reviews and primary sources, using techniques previously explored in their studies.
This course is validated by Oxford Brookes University. Applications are made through UCAS – code X315.