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ba childhood studies

BA (Hons) Childhood Studies

  • 6

    Level 6

  • Duration
    3 years

  • Start Date
    September 2019

  • Venue
    Norfolk House, Exchange Street

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2019, Full Time


Please note that this programme is currently being revalidated, which means there may be some changes for 2019/20.

This programme will suit people who are looking for a career in, or are already working, with children and young people. Many of the students who take this programme are working in nurseries, schools or special needs schools, such as learning support assistants.

It will enhance practice and facilitates professional progression through the acquisition of transferable skills, such as reflecting in and on practice, working collaboratively and effectively as a team member, and conducting research using appropriate tools and methodology. You will be able to analyse ethical and professional conflicts that arise and to develop the ability to communicate knowledge and ideas in your own existing or prospective settings.

All of City College Norwich’s Degree programmes are validated by the UEA, meaning that the quality of the awards you get is assured by a world renowned Higher Education organisation.

The programme is taught through group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars, practical based research and guided independent study.

UCAS Code XL35

Entry Requirements

A Level 3 qualification, for example A Levels, AS Levels or equivalent. Relevant experience of working with children in the care or education sector is desirable for background information. Concepts related to being a reflective practitioner and action research are central to this programme and access to appropriate settings is beneficial throughout.

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. For International students we require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading), the required minimum is: IELTS (SELT) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components). Please contact the Advice shop for advice and guidance. International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the International Students webpage


This programme is assessed using a variety of methods including written assignments, individual and group presentations, creative workshops, field research, use of ICT equipment and software, seminars, portfolios and examinations.


The programme could also open up opportunities for post-graduate study leading to other qualifications, for example in teaching, social work etc.

Career Progression

Students have progressed into a variety of roles within the childcare sector


Course fee per year: £7,500