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 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Entry requirements
Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Additional requirement
Students are subject to Garda vetting,
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

If you present the Irish Leaving Certificate you need to present six recognised subjects, selected according to course requirements, you must obtain a minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O...

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

To be eligible to compete for a place as a mature student, you must be 23 years of age on or before 1 January 2022 and apply via www.cao.ie by 1 February. Please check out the CAO website for more information on the app...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to: https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/undergrad/how/
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places Approx. available places 100
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Early Years and Childhood Studies involves developing your understanding of childhood, discovering how children develop, learn and think. This course explores the importance of meeting children’s ne...

Subjects Taught

All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.
AP1022 Social Psychology,
AP1023 Lifespan Development,
AP1123 Introduction to Biological & Cognitive Perspectives on Psychology,
AP1504 Research Methods for Evidence-I...

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Careers or Further Progression

A number of pathways from the degree provide opportunities in the following fields: early years care and education, national school teaching, social work, youth and community work, speech and language therapy, play specialis...

Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Marie O'Donovan
email: eycs@ucc.ie
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 3487
Web: https://www.ucc.ie/en/education/
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International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 409
2020 419
2019 398