Early Childhood: A degree in Early Childhood provides the stimulating and thought-provoking academic study of young children and their families, drawing on the fields of philosophy, sociology, psychology, health and social policy. The course examines children’s holistic development from birth to five years, built around the importance of play as a tool for enabling positive relationships and meaningful learning and development. Popular Music: The Popular Music combined honours programme is designed to equip students with the appropriate academic knowledge and skills to enter the contemporary popular music industries. The programme is designed along three strands: 'Studying Popular Music', 'Playing Popular Music' and 'The Business of Popular Music'. Each of these strands is designed to interact, but also represent discrete opportunities for students to specialise in very specific areas.