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Early Years Professional Studies

BA (Hons) Degree

If you have an interest in working with children and young people, the BA in Early Years Professional Studies (EYPS) is for you.

It provides a coherent progression route to a Warwick Honours Degree, for students who have been awarded a Foundation Degree in Early Years or relevant subject. You may study the 120 credits (Level 6) on a part-time or full-time basis. The programme is suitable if you wish to combine study with other commitments and promotes a range of academic, key and subject specific skills. It builds on prior experience and learning and offers innovative teaching and learning experiences.

If you wish to take your study further, the degree will also offer a preparation for further study at Masters Level or for application to Initial Teacher Training courses.

Starts Monday 1 October 2018
Day and time Dependent on year of study - evenings and occasional Saturdays
Fee Full-time £9,250
Part-time £1,540 per 30 CATS module
See Student fees and funding for more information
Venue Westwood Campus, University of Warwick
Entry requirements Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree in Early Years
External applicants are normally interviewed by the course selector
Length Full-time from October 2018 - July 2019
Part-time from October 2018 - July 2020

Please use our Contact page to send us an enquiry.

Important Dates

The closing date for applications for this course is 31 August 2018.

The course will start week commencing on Monday 1 October 2018.

Areas of study

  • Leadership and Management Principles
  • International Perspectives on Early Childhood
  • Research Skills
  • Conducting a research study into an aspect of professional practice

Is it for you? Yes if:

  • You have a Foundation Degree and are interested or involved in furthering your knowledge and understanding of early childhood
  • You are working or wishing to pursue a career in teaching or working with professional organisations associated with very young children
  • You work or are interested in working with children in a number of contexts and settings e.g. private day care, pre-schools and childminders
  • You work or are planning to work in primary schools and/or children’s centres

How does it work?

  • A modular structure linking theory and reflective practice
  • Sessions take place one or two evenings per week
  • Flexible delivery methods including seminars, workshops, supervision and private study
  • Assessment is by coursework and exams
  • The BA (EYPS) is nationally accepted as a qualification for those working within early years provision

What are the benefits?

  • Extend your personal and professional underpinning knowledge and understanding of early years
  • Raise your status as a graduate reflective practioner
  • Achieve an Honours degree from a top university
  • Build up your confidence and communication skills
  • Be on a recognised pathway towards further certificated professional status, e.g. EYT/QTS

What do I need to do next?

  • You will be sent an application form and meet the Director of the Early Years programme.
  • GCSE (Grade C or above, or equivalent) in English is an advantage

The programme comprises:


Year 1 120 credits (4 x 30 credit modules)


Year 1 60 credits (2 x 30 credit modules)
Year 2 60 credits (2 x 30 credit modules)