Early years studies

Create a better future for the next generation using the skills and practical experience you gain from our early years degree courses.

Study Early Years at Greenwich


Our early years degree will give you an understanding of the core values of the early years workforce.

Our courses

Our early years degrees include work placements which will give you the practical skills required to progress through your career. The extended degrees with a foundation year will prepare you for degree-level study.

Early Years Teacher Status (Professional), PGCE

Change children’s lives and study for your Early Years Teacher Status Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (ProfGCE) at Greenwich. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Early years and childhood studies

Early Years Teacher Status, PGCE

Gain Early Years Teacher Status with this part-time Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) at the University of Greenwich in south London. Learn more.

  • Mode: Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Early years and childhood studies

Early Years, BA Hons

Study the field of child development and early years services. Learn using specialist facilities, including a simulated early years nursery. Find out more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time, Sandwich
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Early years and childhood studies

Early Years, BA Hons (Top-up)

Study the field of child development and early years services. Learn using specialist facilities, including a simulated early years nursery. Find out more.

  • Mode: Full time, Part time
  • Location: Greenwich Campus
  • Subject: Early years and childhood studies

Early Years, FdA (Lewisham Southwark College)

Develop new and engaging teaching methods and enhance your career in education with an early years foundation degree. Find out more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Early years and childhood studies

Health and Social Care: Early Years Care, Foundation Degree (LSEC - Bexley Campus)

This foundation degree in health and social care focuses on the early years sector for career options in paediatrics and the care of children. Learn more.

  • Mode: Full time
  • Location: Partner College
  • Subject: Early years and childhood studies

Communities and societies

Our active student-led societies offer a space for personal and academic growth, as well as new opportunities to make lasting friendships. Students can take part in activities throughout the year, both through the department and via the wider Students’ Union.

Research and partnerships

Our academics are researching a number of areas including the history of childhood, children’s health, multicultural toys, play and identity, youth and education.

The Institute for Lifecourse Development (ILD)


Our new institute will support internationally leading research and practice in Education, Health and the Human Sciences, and will build on the strengths across the university and wider community.

Join us as a research student

If you have a research proposal related to early years or childhood studies, we can help you apply to the university and find the appropriate supervisor.

Contact

pgr_education_recruit@gre.ac.uk

Working with industry

Our expert staff, industry-standard facilities and research expertise can help your business grow.

Find out more

Greenwich Research & Enterprise

Contact

enterprise@gre.ac.uk

020 8331 7867