The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Childhood Studies and Early Years (Top-up) is a Joint Honours degree which is a direct Honours with dual specialisation. It consists of 9 modules and may be completed in 20 months in Singapore. Each unit is supported with 33-41 contact hours conducted on weekday evenings and weekend.


If you are interested in working with children, young people and families within social care, education or health settings, the flexible nature of this programme may be just what you are looking for. The Society Joint Honours Degrees provide you with a unique opportunity to develop knowledge, insight and understanding in two subject areas that complement each other whilst exploring a range of career pathways.


Childhood Studies

Childhood and youth are hugely significant topics in 21st Century society and Childhood Studies takes views of childhood and youth as a focus of critical enquiry. This route considers a range of perspectives and ideas held by parents, professionals, and young people that impact on children’s lives and the cultures in which they live.


Early Years

Early Years supports the development of enquiry and understanding into policies and practices around young children and families. This route aims to present multiple perspectives and to draw on a range of significant disciplines; history, psychology, education, health, welfare, sociology and social policy, cultural studies, legal, political and economic perspectives.


Professional Recognition:


Childhood Studies

  • Young People and Society
  • Global Perspectives of Childhood and Youth
  • Childhood and Children’s Literature
  • Changing Childhoods


Early Years

  • Play and the Early Years Curriculum
  • Early Years in Context ‘B’
  • Young Children as Meaning Makers
  • Leadership and Management in Early Years


Core unit

  • Joint Honours Project



You may complete the programme within 20 months.


Honours Award

Honours in the degree will be awarded in accordance with the university course regulations.


More Information
  • (Awarding University) Northumbria University
  • (Local Institution) Kaplan
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