Early Childhood Studies

BA (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years

Part time: a maximum of 8 years


Harcourt Hill


School of Education


Children today face complex futures – and an uncertain world. Technology is rapidly changing children’s lives – and their rights. Perceptions of gender identity are shifting. And austerity has impacted children’s development across the UK and the world.

Early Childhood practitioners with specialist skills and professional knowledge are needed – now more than ever – to support children and families with the challenges of the 21st Century.

And when you study Early Childhood Studies at Oxford Brookes, you’ll explore the most significant issues facing children today – like:

  • digital technologies and children’s understanding of the online world
  • inequality, and its impact on children and families
  • children’s emotional health

You’ll also build sought-after practitioner skills for a career working with children, families and communities. You’ll build hands-on experience through your placements. And you’ll graduate with convincing experience on your CV, ready to progress into fields like:

  • Teacher training
  • Play therapy
  • Special educational needs
  • Social work and more

Specific entry requirements