Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons)

Undergraduate degree

Develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to support a rewarding career in shaping early childhood learning and development.



This course is studied online but does include a work placement


3 years

Application Deadline


 Application deadline

30th June 2023



 Payment plans available

Course highlights

  • Ranked 6th in the country by the Guardian League Table 2023
  • Opens up a variety of career options within the early childhood sector
  • Provides the opportunity to work towards the Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner competencies as a separate award
  • Online learning gives you the flexibility to fit studying around your other commitments and the work placement gives you practical hands-on experience

What our students say

Applying new skills I have learnt on the course to my work in the classroom and seeing the positive affects it has to the children’s learning and development has been truly rewarding.


The online facilities have been excellent and very easy to navigate. I would highly recommend a course with ARU.


About your course

Our Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) is ideal if you’re passionate about helping to shape the future of young children. The course will give you an understanding of how young children learn and develop and give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to progress your career in a variety of roles within an early years setting. You’ll study online giving you the flexibility to develop your career around your other commitments and your work placement will give you valuable hands-on experience.


Application Deadline

Application Deadline:

30th June 2023

Discover what you’re made of.

Apply now before the application deadline.