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Foundation Degree Early Childhood Studies Stranmillis University College


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The Foundation degree in Early Childhood Studies is designed to provide you with specialist knowledge and understanding of working with 0-8 year olds, the Early Childhood Studies Foundation Degree focuses on the key theories, concepts and application of working practices and skills required to work with this age group in a variety of Early Years settings. A varied programme of professional placements complement and support your classroom learning.

The Foundation Degree can be studied full-time (2 years) or part-time (3 years) depending on location. Applications to the full-time degree are made through UCAS via the APPLY NOW button above. Applications to the part-time degree are made directly to the relevant Regional College. Graduates who achieve the desired academic standard may be eligible for progression to year 2 of the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree [full-time or part-time] at Stranmillis University College.


Modules are assessed through a combination of assignments, presentations and exams as well as placement reports.

Successful completion of the Foundation Degree at a required level will allow you to apply to the BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies at Stranmillis University College, creating a pathway in to Year 2 of this programme on a full or part-time basis.

An Early Childhood Studies degree provides the essential knowledge and experience for those working with young children in a variety of establishments including:

  • Early Years Organisations
  • Nursery and Primary Schools
  • Centres Associated With The Early Years Organisation
  • Toy and Book Libraries
  • Creches
  • Parent and Toddler Groups
  • Childcare And Family Centres

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Foundation Degree Early Childhood Studies.

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

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Stranmillis University College

Stranmillis Road,


Northern Ireland,

BT9 5DY, Northern Ireland

Entry requirement for international students

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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