What will I learn?


Our Early Childhood Studies one-year top-up course builds on your previous early years study giving you the chance to complete an honours degree. So if you love children and want to work with them, this course will help to get you there.

Studying Early Years gives you the opportunity to work in a wide range of careers, such as:

  • Children's Centre Worker
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Lead Practitioner.

This course is taught at The School of Education at our Harcourt Hill campus, a short bus ride away from Oxford city centre. And at four of our partner colleges:

  • Solihull College
  • Swindon College
  • Abingdon and Witney College
  • Wiltshire College and University Centre

You may wish to continue your studies through progression to Early Years Teacher (EYT). Or beyond to become involved in research or academia.

To apply for this course you will have completed the foundation degree in Early Years. Or equivalent Level 5 sector-endorsed qualification foundation degree.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
£9,270.00 (US$ 12,754) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022


Abingdon and Witney College

Wootton Road,



OX14 1GG, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma with minimum of 3.0 GPA plus ONE of the following: Combined SAT score from 1700 (old scale) or 1220 (new scale); 3 Advanced Placement (AP) tests with a score of 3+; ACT average score between 27 and 30. We may also accept a High School Graduation Diploma with GPA 2.5 onto our International Foundation Diploma and integrated 4-year programmes. IELTS 6.0 overall with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Oxford Brookes University

Excellent graduate outcomes, with over 95 per cent of Oxford Brookes students in employment or further study within six months of graduating.

  • The UK’s top modern university (QS rankings)
  • GBP 220 million in development from 2015 – 2025
  • 94 per cent of research internationally recognised
  • Based in the famous city of Oxford, one hour from London