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Early Childhood Education & Care / Cúram agus Oideachas Luath-Óige

Course Title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education & Care 

Application for admission to this add-on Honours Degree (Level 8) course will be considered from graduates of TU793 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education & Care or a relevant Ordinary Degree (Level 7 course).

If you’re interested in working with children and finding out how they develop and learn, are eager to study different cultures, languages and diversity in the world, and enthusiastic about making a difference in children’s lives, this course will suit you. It explores the varied approaches to early childhood education and care, including child development, child psychology, sociology of childhood, art, drama and music, equality, diversity and inclusion, language acquisition, health and well-being, and safeguarding children. 

On completion of this Level 8 add-on year, you can specialise in areas such as Creative Interventions; Children's Rights; Curriculum Design, and Leadership, Management and Mentoring.

The course includes practical and creative projects, engaging in the local community, debates, presentations and reflective journals. The course will develop your competencies across key national and international frameworks.

IT Requirements: Students on this course will be required to have a medium spec computer/laptop (i.e. able to run Win 10, an AV solution and Office comfortably. It should be able to use Wi-fi and camera in order to attend online classes, and use other software such as SPSS, Adobe Connect; e.g. Latitude 5510; Latitude 5410;

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  • Pre-schools
  • Crèches
  • Montessori
  • Primary Schools
  • Community Centres
  • Early Intervention Projects
  • Establish your own Business
  • Applied Child Psychology
  • Curriculum Development
  • Child Protection: Policy and Practice in Early Childhood 
  • Preparation for Dissertation

Electives: Semester 1:

  • Creative Interventions for the Personal, Social and Emotional Development of Children
  • Children's Rights: A National and International Perspective
  • Second Language Pedagogy
  • School Age Childcare

(you must select two electives)

  • Supporting Positive Interactions with Children
  • Family Studies
  • Social Justice in Early Childhood Education & Care
  • Dissertation

Electives: Semester 2:

  • Curriculum Design
  • Leadership, Management, Communication and Mentoring

(you must select one elective)

Advanced Entry/Add On Course

On graduation, you may continue to postgraduate study at TU Dublin or elsewhere.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


1 year




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