Education, Culture and Childhood BA (part-time)

As a part-time student, you will study for your BA over a period of five years. You will study alongside our full-time students and be able to choose from our full range of modules.

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Course details

Entry requirements: ABB at A Level, or equivalent

Duration: Five years

Programme code: EDUU02


How to apply

To study this course part-time, you will need to apply through our online application form.

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Course description

The Education, Culture and Childhood BA combines the two fascinating areas of Educational Studies and Childhood Studies. We offer a rich and diverse programme of study that will open up a wide range of career opportunities.

You’ll discover some of the key issues surrounding child development and child psychology and explore the themes that shape current educational policy and practice. A work placement will also enable you to develop your knowledge and skills in a professional environment.

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Timing of classes

Classes will take place on weekdays during the day. For each taught module, there will be one two-hour session each week. Classes will be timetabled to facilitate you completing your studies alongside work and other commitments.


Course length

The part-time Education, Culture and Childhood BA takes five years to complete.

There is the possibility of completing within four years, by changing to the full-time programme at the end of your second year.  This depends on your circumstances, and whether you feel in a position to take on a more intensive workload.


Course fees

The fee for Year 1 of the part-time BA is £4,625 (60 credits).

The fees for Year 2 will be based on 60 credits and the fees for Years 3, 4 and 5 will be based on 80 credits. Fees may rise slightly each year in line with inflation.

This fee covers all charges for registration, tuition, access to materials in The Sheffield University library – including e-journals and books - and handbooks. Also included in this fee are the Year 2 CRB checks and digital recorders for student research.

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