Early Childhood and History

University: Holy Cross College is offering a range of combined honours degree that will be delivered and validated by Liverpool Hope University.
 
Start Date: September 2019
 
Duration: Three years full time.
 
Attendance: Maximum two evenings per week 6-9pm, for your two combined subjects, plus independent study.
 
Date of delivery: To be confirmed.
 
Mode of application: UCAS
 
Compulsory Events at Liverpool Hope University: All first year students are required to attend The Hope Experience, this is held at Liverpool Hope University usually in October.
 
Entry Criteria:
• For 2019 entry, our standard offer using the new UCAS tariff will be 96 points.
• For Access to HE applicants our standard offer is to Pass Access HE Diploma.
• An alternative entrance assessment may be possible for students who don’t meet standard entry criteria but who have other level 3 qualifications and/or experiential learning. This will be discussed by one of our Support Tutors at initial advice appointment.

Our History course explores aspects of both modern and early modern British, Irish and European history. In the first year you will study two key units, twentieth century European history and England 1530-1650: these two periods enable students to encounter a very wide range of historical issues and types of evidence. In the second year you will study a course on Nationalism and Imperialism which explores continental European developments and Anglo-Irish relations from the seventeenth to the late twentieth centuries. The final year enables you to study a selection of specialist subjects linked closely to staff research expertise. At all levels you will analyse primary sources and the work of historians, developing your understanding of challenging ideas and concepts. You will pursue an independent research assignment or two smaller ones.

 

Early Childhood

Our Early Childhood course supports students to understand children’s development, socially, physically and intellectually. It also focuses on the expertise of adults who work with young children and how these adults support and nurture children. Key topics that you will study include constructs of childhood; the value of play for child development; the importance of creativity for young children; ethical research involving children; international approaches to early childhood education and care; and the development of policy and legislation in relation to children in their early years. The degree is relevant to students who wish to pursue professional qualifications in the field of education (within school early years settings, as well as, other education-based settings) or as a Teacher (following a PGCE course).

History

Our History course explores aspects of both modern and early modern British, Irish, and European history. In the first year you will study two key units, twentieth century European history and England 1530-1650: these two periods enable students to encounter a very wide range of historical issues and types of evidence. In the second year you will study a course on Nationalism and Imperialism which explores continental European developments and Anglo-Irish relations from the seventeenth to the late twentieth centuries. The final year enables you to study a selection of specialist subjects linked closely to staff research expertise. At all levels you will analyse primary sources and the work of historians, developing your understanding of challenging ideas and concepts. You will pursue an independent research assignment or two smaller ones.

Contact

Holy Cross University Centre
Manchester Road
Bury
Greater Manchester
BL9 9BB
0161 762 4513 or 0161 762 4529
uc@holycross.ac.uk
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