If you are interested in learning more about children and childhood and you envisage a career working with and for children and their families, this course will give you an excellent foundation. Our course will give you a fascinating insight into the way children experience their childhoods and how that experience influences them as they develop. You will look at childhood from a range of different critical perspectives and explore the factors that influence the childhood experience. You will examine issues such as health, early years legislation and global inequalities in childhood. You will have the opportunity to work on projects in the local community, applying your developing knowledge by devising practical solutions to real-life problems. Early childhood is a well-established and popular area of study at UEL. Our academic team come from a broad range of professional backgrounds and cultures and, together, they have more than 100 years of experience in the field. Early Childhood Studies is available online. This makes it easy to fit around parenting or work. You’ll study using our virtual learning environment, Moodle, which includes chatrooms, reading materials, lecture clips and assignments.