Early Years Education Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelor's & Master's

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Liverpool Hope University 78% 0% 9% £9250 £11400 111 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Reading 78% 0% 9% £9250 £18650 111 Reading On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 78% 0% 9% £9250 £16000 111 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 91% 5% 5% £8250 £13275 176 Luton On campus Part-time
University of Reading 91% 5% 5% £7735 £16450 176 Reading On campus Full-time
University of Wales 88% 0% 15% £9000 £13500 103 Cardiff On campus Full-time
East Sussex College 88% 0% 15% £7995 £9000 103 Eastbourne On campus Full-time
Leeds Trinity University 61% 2% 8% £9250 £12000 120 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Cumbria 75% 0% 6% £9250 £10500 127 Carlisle On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 63% 0% 15% £9000 £12600 127 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 50% 10% 15% £9250 £14250 88 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
University of Wales 88% 0% 15% £9000 £13500 103 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 3% 9% £9250 £11400 120 Liverpool On campus Full-time
York St John University 77% 0% 8% £9250 £12750 111 York On campus Full-time
York St John University 77% 0% 8% £9250 £12750 111 York On campus Full-time
University of Wales 88% 0% 15% £9000 £13500 103 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Buckinghamshire New University 50% 10% 15% £9250 £14250 88 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Farnborough College of Technology 70% 2% 6% £8000 £9250 114 Farnborough On campus Full-time
St Mary's University, Twickenham 82% 5% 5% £9250 £12250 105 Twickenham On campus Full-time
University of Wales 88% 0% 15% £9000 £13500 103 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 86% 0% 0% £9250 £15000 145 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 92% 5% 8% £9250 £13200 91 Luton On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 3% 15% £9250 £11400 120 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Chichester 93% 0% 5% £9250 £14500 130 Chichester On campus Full-time
Plymouth Marjon University 80% 0% 0% £9250 £11000 141 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 87% 1% 7% £9250 £11400 122 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 85% 0% 5% £9250 £13100 131 Worcester On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 3% 9% £9250 £11400 118 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 15% 5% £9250 £11400 105 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 91% 3% 5% £9250 £11400 110 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 0% 5% £9250 £11400 112 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 87% 3% 10% £9250 £11400 108 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 3% 8% £9250 £11400 122 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 86% 3% 9% £9250 £11400 112 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 0% 5% £9250 £11400 121 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 0% 5% £9250 £11400 121 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 3% 25% £9250 £11400 120 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 3% 25% £9250 £11400 120 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 82% 3% 25% £9250 £11400 116 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 3% 9% £9250 £11400 120 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 3% 9% £9250 £11400 120 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 3% 8% £9250 £11400 122 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 3% 0% £9250 £11400 116 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 3% 9% £9250 £11400 113 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 84% 0% 5% £9250 £11400 117 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 100% 3% 15% £9250 £11400 118 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 96% 0% 7% £9000 £14300 111 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 74% 2% 13% £9250 £13500 121 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
University of Reading 74% 2% 13% £7545 £16045 121 Reading On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 74% 2% 13% £8250 £13275 121 Luton On campus Part-time
University of Worcester 100% 5% 15% £9250 £13100 72 Worcester On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk 88% 0% 5% £8220 £12996 113 Ipswich On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk 92% 5% 0% £8220 £12996 87 Ipswich On campus Full-time
Oxford Brookes University 92% 5% 0% £7570 £9270 87 Oxford On campus Full-time
Oxford Brookes University 92% 5% 0% £7570 £9270 87 Oxford On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 100% 5% 25% £9250 £13100 72 Worcester On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 100% 5% 15% £9250 £13100 72 Worcester On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 92% 5% 8% £9250 £13200 91 Luton On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 87% 1% 7% £9250 £13100 127 Worcester On campus Full-time
Leeds Beckett University 69% 5% 19% £9250 £10500 103 Leeds On campus Full-time
Kingston University - - 25% £6000 - - Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
Kingston University - - 25% £9250 - - Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 0% 9% £9250 - 111 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Brighton 78% 0% 9% - - 111 Brighton On campus Part-time
Middlesex University 78% 0% 9% - - 111 London On campus Full-time
University of Dundee 91% 5% 5% - - 176 Dundee On campus Full-time
University of the West of England 91% 5% 5% - - 176 Bristol On campus Part-time
University of Sussex 91% 5% 5% - - 176 Brighton On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 91% 5% 5% - - 176 Brighton On campus Full-time
Farnborough College of Technology 89% 0% 15% £6000 £8000 - Farnborough On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth 89% 0% 15% - - - Portsmouth On campus Part-time
University Centre Peterborough - - 5% £8000 - - Peterborough On campus Full-time
St Mary's University, Twickenham 100% 0% 5% £9250 £12250 - Twickenham On campus Full-time
NESCOT North East Surrey College of Technology 100% 0% 5% £6300 £6800 - Epsom On campus Full-time
East Sussex College - - 10% £7995 £9000 - Eastbourne On campus Full-time
Bromley College of Further and Higher Education 69% 0% 5% - - - Bromley On campus Full-time
University of Wales - 0% 10% £9000 £13500 - Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Wales - 0% 10% £9000 £13500 - Cardiff On campus Full-time
Plymouth Marjon University 93% - 5% £9250 £11000 130 Plymouth On campus Full-time
University of Hull 93% - 5% £9250 £14800 130 Hull On campus Full-time
Oldham College - - 15% £7500 - - Oldham On campus Full-time
Leeds Trinity University 64% 2% 8% £9250 - 104 Leeds On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 75% - 11% £11100 £18600 84 London On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 3% 9% £9250 - 120 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of West London 86% - 5% £9250 £13250 119 Ealing On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 87% - 13% £7950 - 132 Bath On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 72% - 5% £9250 £18500 146 Brighton On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 3% 15% £9250 - 120 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Cardiff Metropolitan University 83% - 12% £9000 £13000 119 Cardiff On campus Part-time
Nottingham Trent University 70% 2% 6% - - 114 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 82% 0% 4% £9250 - 137 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
Leeds Beckett University 80% 2% 5% - - 129 Leeds On campus Full-time
University of Stirling 70% 0% 0% - - 213 Stirling On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 87% 0% 5% - - - Huddersfield On campus Part-time
Kingston University 87% 0% 5% £9250 - - Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 85% 0% 0% - - 137 Sheffield On campus Full-time
WCG -Warwickshire College Group 85% 0% 0% £6935 - 137 Leamington Spa On campus Part-time
Cardiff Metropolitan University 83% - 12% £9000 £13000 119 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Edge Hill University 94% 1% 5% £9250 - 139 Ormskirk On campus Full-time
University of Chester 80% 0% 0% £9250 - 141 Chester On campus Full-time
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education 100% 10% 20% £8000 £17930 - Southend-on-Sea On campus Full-time
University of West London 86% - 5% - - 119 Ealing On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 85% 0% 0% - - 137 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 55% - 14% £9250 - 106 Bath On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 87% - 13% £9250 - 132 Bath On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 3% 9% £9250 - 118 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 15% 5% £9250 - 105 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 91% 3% 5% £9250 - 110 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 0% 5% £9250 - 112 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 87% 3% 10% £9250 - 108 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 86% 3% 9% £9250 - 112 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 82% 3% 25% £9250 - 116 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 3% 0% £9250 - 116 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 100% 3% 15% £9250 - 118 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 78% 3% 9% £9250 - 113 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool Hope University 84% 0% 5% £9250 - 117 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 87% 3% 12% - - 138 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Southport College 87% 3% 12% £6165 - 138 Southport On campus Full-time
Barnsley College 87% 3% 12% £5995 - 138 Barnsley On campus Full-time
Kingston University 87% 3% 12% - 138 Kingston upon Thames On campus Part-time
University of Worcester 87% 3% 12% - - 138 Worcester On campus Full-time
University of Bolton 80% - - - - - Bolton On campus Part-time
University of Bolton - - - - - - Bolton On campus Part-time
Swansea University 74% 2% 13% - - 121 Swansea On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 82% 5% 6% - - 137 Manchester On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 82% 5% 6% - - 137 Manchester On campus Full-time
Swansea University 74% 2% 13% - - 121 Swansea On campus Full-time
Swansea University 74% 2% 13% - - 121 Swansea On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 74% 2% 13% - - 121 Huddersfield On campus Part-time
Plymouth Marjon University 74% 2% 13% - - 121 Plymouth On campus Full-time
University of Chester 74% 2% 13% - - 121 Chester On campus Full-time
University of Stirling 74% 2% 13% - - 121 Stirling On campus Full-time
Sunderland College 74% 2% 13% £5999 - 121 Sunderland On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth 74% 2% 13% - - 121 Portsmouth On campus Part-time
University of Hull - - 5% £75000 - - Hull On campus Full-time
Barnsley College - - 5% £5995 - - Barnsley On campus Full-time
Peter Symonds College 79% - 25% £5950 - - Winchester On campus Full-time
University of Chichester 85% - 5% £5550 £13500 - Chichester On campus Full-time
University of Worcester 85% - 5% £9250 £13100 - Worcester On campus Full-time
East Surrey College - - 15% £6165 - - Redhill On campus Full-time
Oxford Brookes University - - 15% £7570 - - Oxford On campus Full-time
Bradford College - - 25% £7750 - - Bradford On campus Part-time
Birmingham City University 90% - 20% £7000 - - Birmingham On campus Full-time
Nottingham College - 5% 20% £8250 - - Nottingham On campus Part-time
Plymouth Marjon University - - - £6000 - - Plymouth On campus Full-time
Newman University - 10% 10% £4850 - - Birmingham On campus Part-time
Oxford Brookes University - 10% 10% £7570 £9270 - Oxford On campus Full-time
City of Bristol College 100% - 5% £6000 - - Bristol On campus Full-time
The City of Liverpool College 100% - 5% £8278 - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire - - - £6165 - - Luton On campus Full-time
Hopwood Hall College - - 25% £4000 - - Rochdale On campus Part-time
St Helens College - - 20% £5000 - - Saint Helens On campus Full-time
Calderdale College 94% - 20% £6950 - - Halifax On campus Full-time
Wakefield College 100% 0% 10% £6750 - - Wakefield On campus Full-time
Bath Spa University 100% 0% 10% £7950 - - Bath On campus Full-time
WCG -Warwickshire College Group - - 15% £7975 £11450 - Leamington Spa On campus Full-time
Trafford College 75% - 0% £6995 - - Altrincham On campus Full-time
Nelson and Colne College 52% - 5% £8250 - - Nelson On campus Full-time
Kingston University 90% 0% 10% - - - Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
Southport College 81% - 25% £6165 - - Southport On campus Full-time
Gloucestershire College - - 20% £7700 - - Gloucester On campus Full-time
Sheffield Hallam University 29% - 5% - - - Sheffield On campus Full-time
The University of Northampton 89% 0% 0% £9250 - 94 Northampton On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 64% - 0% £6165 - - Luton On campus Full-time
Heart of Worcestershire College 100% 10% 5% £4000 - - Redditch On campus Part-time
Chichester College 100% 10% 5% £5500 - - Chichester On campus Full-time
Tameside College 80% - 5% £4065 - - Ashton-under-Lyne On campus Part-time
Hull College - - 15% £7500 - - Hull On campus Full-time
Havant and South Downs College - - 40% £4795 - - Waterlooville On campus Full-time
Craven College - - 20% £6950 - - Skipton On campus Full-time
Colchester Institute - - 20% £8250 £8250 - Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Cumbria - - 20% £9250 £13250 - Carlisle On campus Full-time
Calderdale College - - 20% - - - Halifax On campus Part-time
Cornwall College - - 20% £8600 £9950 - Redruth On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk - - 20% £9250 £12996 - Ipswich On campus Full-time
Hull College - - 20% £7500 - - Hull On campus Full-time
Bury College - - 30% £7500 - - Bury On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 91% 0% 10% £9250 - 117 London On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 86% - 5% £9000 £12600 116 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Wrexham Glyndwr University 80% 0% 15% £9000 - 91 Wrexham On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 80% 0% 15% £9250 - 91 Preston On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 80% 0% 15% £9250 - 91 Preston On campus Full-time
Hugh Baird College 92% 5% 8% £8500 - 91 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Nelson and Colne College 92% 5% 8% £8250 - 91 Nelson On campus Full-time
St Helens College 92% 5% 8% £7995 - 91 Saint Helens On campus Full-time
Nottingham Trent University 78% 1% 2% - - 136 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Norland College 87% 1% 7% £14990 - 127 Bath On campus Full-time
Bradford College 67% - 20% £8750 - - Bradford On campus Full-time
Oldham College - - 15% £7500 - - Oldham On campus Full-time
Wrexham Glyndwr University 80% 0% 15% £9000 - 91 Wrexham On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 91% 0% 10% £9250 - 117 London On campus Full-time
Craven College 91% 0% 10% £6950 - 117 Skipton On campus Full-time
Peter Symonds College 91% 0% 10% £5950 - 117 Winchester On campus Full-time
University of Central Lancashire 91% 0% 10% £6000 - 117 Preston On campus Full-time
Wirral Met College - - - £7790 - - Birkenhead On campus Full-time
Wakefield College - - - £6750 - - Wakefield On campus Full-time
Burnley College - - - £9000 - - Burnley On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
84 /100
27059 students of Early Years Education in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Early Years Education

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20101 £17980 £19841
25-75 percentile range £15961 - £24361 £12575 - £23370 £13551 - £26303

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19568 £16894 £19177
25-75 percentile range £16210 - £23413 £12698 - £21818 £13715 - £25124

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Early Years Education

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Early Years Education who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Early Years Education

  • Nursery and Pre- Schools
  • State and Independent Schools
  • Local Authorities
  • Local and National Charities
  • Health Authorities

Specialisations within Early Years Education

  • Early Childhood Methods
  • Language Development in Young Children
  • Children's Literature
  • Administration of Early Childhood Education

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Early Years Education who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Early Years Education (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Early Years Education at Anglia Ruskin University

50% Teaching Professionals
46% Teaching Professionals
17% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
15% Other Educational Professionals
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
8% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
5% Caring personal services
5% Natural and social science professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals
4% Administrative occupations
2% Caring personal services
2% Sales occupations
2% Other Educational Professionals
1% Natural and social science professionals
1% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

Grading Distribution

Students of Early Years Education in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Early Years Education

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Early Years Education studies:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
  • Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
  • Master of Education - MEd
  • Foundation Degree - FD
  • Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE
  • Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) - BEd (Hons)
  • Professional Qualification - PQ
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Higher National Certificate - HNC
  • Graduate Certificate - GradCert
  • Foundation Degree in Education - FdEd
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BA/BSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts - BA

The median salary of graduates of Early Years Education was £20101 15 months after graduation, £17980 3 years after graduation and £19841 5 years after graduation.

Early Years (0-8) Foundation Degree at University of Worcester received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 9 respondents.