Early Childhood and Philosophy & Religion (Combined Degree) Course

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 2020

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, Institution H51, Course code 2FP1

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 2020 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.

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).

Philosophy & Religion

By studying Philosophy and Religion you will learn how individuals, communities, and societies have approached the big questions of life, and how their choices have impacted upon the world around them. The Philosophy and Religion course explores aspects of ethical thinking across a range of religious traditions, and examines various philosophical approaches to the meaning of human existence and the question of God. A number of religious traditions will be studied, including Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and African traditional religions. Each year you will follow two broad strands – one in Philosophy, the other in Religious Studies. Questions of ethics will be explored across both strands.

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Early Childhood and Philosophy & Religion


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