BA (Hons) Early Years and Childhood Studies (Foundation Year)

Program Description

Education isn’t simply about the ability to read and write. It’s understanding how our minds, our families, and our societies influence the way we learn. How education – and a lack of it – shapes our future.

In the School of Childhood, Youth and Education Studies we offer degree courses that will give you an insight into the way in which our families, communities and societies influence our understanding of childhood systems that support their learning and development.

You’ll also explore themes from the history of education to constructing childhood, from the impact of gender and disability on our ability to learn, to the use of community art projects, to whether play can help adults to learn. You’ll challenge theories, discover global views on education and social policy and investigate factors that may stop children from reaching their potential.

The Early Years and Childhood Studies degree with a foundation year provides a route onto a degree if you don't have the qualifications or have not studied advanced level subjects sufficiently related to your course of choice but have the ability to study for a degree.

You will be encouraged to develop an awareness of your skills and knowledge, alongside building your confidence within higher education. Working with a dedicated personal tutor you will be introduced to the concepts of education and early years and childhood whilst preparing you to study at degree level.

All foundation year students have access to academic and pastoral support from several sources, including a personal tutor and University student services.

Admission Requirements

General Requirement:-

  • Arab Students:-You must have at least one of the following:
    • Tawjihiyah plus foundation year
    • a higher technical institute diploma
    • a junior health college diploma
    • an associate degree
    • an undergraduate diploma
  • Indian Students:- You must have both:
    • Require 60% or above in Higher Secondary School Certificate (Standard XII)
    • Require 60% or above in English Language and Mathematics in Standard X.

IELTS Requirements

Listening Reading Writing Speaking Overall
5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 6


  • IELTS Waiver for Indian Students:-
    • We will accept the following XII standard English State Boards with a score of 70% or above as an alternative to IELTS: CBSE, CISCE (ISC)
    • We will accept the following XII standard English State Boards with a score of 80% or above as an alternative to IELTS: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu,  West Bengal Boards

Course Features
  • Country United Kingdom
  • City Manchester
  • State England
  • Course Duration 1 Year
  • Application fee 0 GBP
  • Tuition fees per year 16,500 GBP
  • Cost of Living per year 10,000 GBP
  • Starting dates September
  • IELTS (Total) 6
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