If you have a passion for working with children and young people, our education and childhood studies courses could set you up for the career you’ve always wanted. Our courses are designed for individuals who wish to work or are already working in education or the childcare sector.
You'll explore the issues and policies of today, whether it’s concern over the curriculum or the study of the development, learning and play of children from birth to age six. Taught by a dedicated body of staff with extensive practitioner experience, you’ll be guided through carefully structured programmes designed to prepare you for a progressive career in these areas.
Have a look at our courses and register your interest below.
What our students say
"My knowledge in childcare has developed tenfold since taking part in this degree course. The tutors are not only incredibly knowledgeable but also unbelievably supportive giving 100 percent. It's because of their support and belief in me that I am hoping to apply for my master's degree."
All available education and childhood studies courses
Early Childhood Studies - BA (Hons)
The Early Childhood Studies degree at London Metropolitan University was one of the first degrees of its kind in the UK, developed to meet the demand for well-qualified early childhood specialists working with young children and their families across all sectors.
Early Childhood Studies - FdA
The Early Childhood Studies FdA course is ideal if you are an early years practitioner and want to improve your career prospects.
Early Childhood Studies Extended Degree (including Foundation Year) - BA (Hons)
This combined foundation and degree helps prepare you for an undergraduate degree if you don't have the traditional qualifications.
Early Years Education (two-year accelerated degree) - BA (Hons)
Our Early Childhood Studies BA (Hons) is a fast-track route to a career in teaching, allowing you to gain an undergraduate degree in just two years.
Education Studies - BA (Hons)
Whether it's concern over the curriculum or the role of schools in transforming society and achieving economic stability, education throws up major issues that affect us all. This thought-provoking course is designed to tackle not only the big questions concerning the place of education in the modern world, but also the detail of everyday practice in schools and other educational institutions that shape children's and teacher's lives.
Education Studies Extended Degree (including Foundation Year) - BA (Hons)
This four-year course will help you explore and develop your knowledge of everyday professional practice in schools and educational institutions.
Accelerate your career in teaching
If you’re looking to complete your undergraduate degree in the shortest time possible, an accelerated degree could be just what you’re looking for. Here at London Met we currently offer accelerated degrees in Primary Education and Early Years Education.
Benefit from excellent facilities
Our libraries have a wide range of books, journals and other online resources, various study rooms and zones, and well-trained staff to support you throughout your studies. As well as reading for study we have a popular reading-for-pleasure collection. Research shows that reading for pleasure can help student achievement.
Industry and workplace links
We maintain strong relationships with industrial and workplace partner organisations as well as professional bodies and public service organisations that make the most of our location in London. Many of our courses are also endorsed and accredited by professional bodies.
Many career paths to choose from
Our graduates go on to work as teachers, career guidance advisers, academics and practitioners in the education, health and social care sectors.
Our employability record
Employability is at the heart of what we do. Here at London Met we are immensely proud of our employability record, with 96.7% of our graduates either in work or engaged in further study within six months of graduation (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016–17, released July 2018).