Early Years & Childhood Studies

University College Cork


Course Name Early Years & Childhood Studies
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK111
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English and another language.

A condition of enrolment on this programme is that all incoming students have cleared the vetting process in accordance with University policy and the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET (FETAC) Students
Entry to degree programmes at UCC is available on a competitive basis to students who present with a recognised QQI award. For a full list of linked programmes, and the relevant QQI FET requirements, see www.ucc.ie/ e...

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Mature Applicants

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UCC reserves places for mature students on almost all undergraduate degree programmes. Mature students do not need Leaving Certificate points to enter UCC. However, some degree programmes have specific educational requirements and i...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to: https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/undergrad/how/
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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
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Number of Places Approx. Intake 90
Mature Entry Places 9
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Early Years and Childhood Studies offers a rigorous academic study of Early Years and Childhood (0 - 18yrs), drawing on the disciplines of education, applied social studies and applied psychology. It offers the opportunity to explore s...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules:
AP1022 Social Psychology (5 credits); AP1023 Lifespan Development (5 credits); AP1123 Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Perspectives on Psychology (5 credits); AP1504 Research Methods in Education and Psychology (5 credits); ...

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Careers or Further Progression

The majority of past graduates have found employment in the Early Childhood Care and Education sector. The recent introduction of the ECCE Scheme by the Government, with the benefit of increased capitation grants for centres with staff empl...

Further Enquiries Marie O’Donovan
T: +353 (0)21 490 3487
E: eycs@ucc.ie
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 398
2018 388
2017 381