1. Childhood and Youth

    • Award BA (Hons)
    • Qualification Undergraduate
    • UCAS Code L590

    With a focus on children and young people aged 8 -18 years, this multi-disciplinary degree will provide you with valuable vocational experiences and allows you to explore a diverse range of professional roles alongside your academic study.

  2. Early Childhood Studies

    • Award BA (Hons)
    • Qualification Undergraduate
    • UCAS Code X310

    If you are looking for a degree that focuses on the holistic development of young children and babies (birth to eight years old), then this degree could be for you. There are opportunities to undertake placements and field work in early childhood education and care settings, as well as the opportunity to visit, or study in, a European country to study early year’s provision in a different context.

  3. Early Childhood Studies (top-up)

    • Award BA (Hons)
    • Qualification Undergraduate

    The programme is designed to allow progression from a Foundation Degree or HND to an honours degree. Students strengthen their knowledge of young children's holistic development and have opportunities to undertake placements and fieldwork in educational settings, as well as in health and social care. The programme is ideal for students who are already in the workplace.

  4. Early Years Foundation Degree

    • Award FdA
    • Qualification Undergraduate
    • UCAS Code 5X39

    This Foundation Degree in Early Years recognises your knowledge and experience as a practitioner working with young children and babies aged 0-5. It can also be the first step towards gaining a BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies and subsequent progression to Early Years Teacher Status (0-5), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or an MA in Social Work.

  5. Early Years Teacher Status (0-5)

    • Qualification Postgraduate

    Early Years Teachers who meet the Teachers' Standards (Early Years) will be specialists in early childhood development, trained to work with babies and young children from birth to five. They will be graduate leaders responsible for organising and leading high quality practice in early years settings.

  6. Education

    • Award MA
    • Qualification Postgraduate

    The course provides participants with opportunities to enhance their practice by reflecting on their own personal and professional experiences and developing further skills, knowledge and understanding of aspects of specific interest. It can be taken both full and part time. The full-time course has a distinct international and comparative perspective, whilst the part-time option contains the same modules as the full-time course but with additional modules related to mathematics and early years.

  7. Education (Early Years Pathway)

    • Award MA
    • Qualification Postgraduate

    Our MA Education Early Years Pathway offers opportunities for graduates who work in early years to extend their knowledge, understanding and skills in ways that are ‘…inspiring and eye opening: it will change the way you think’ (MA Education Early Years Pathway student). ‘Challenge, inspiration, professional and personal growth are guaranteed through critical engagement with contemporary inter-disciplinary issues in early childhood education and care’ – Dr. Eunice Lumsden, Head of Early Years.

  8. Education (Mathematics Pathway)

    • Award MA
    • Qualification Postgraduate

    The University of Northampton has a long standing reputation for high quality teaching and research and is passionate about transforming the lives of children and young people in the UK and internationally.