Start a career in childcare at University College Birmingham

Our degree courses in childhood studies are designed to give you a strong foundation for a variety of careers working with children, including a pathway onto our  PGCE. Our courses give you the academic knowledge to succeed in this constantly-changing field, as well as an in-depth understanding of children’s social, physical, emotional and intellectual needs. You are given the opportunity to turn theory into practical skills during a variety of work placements, including in nurseries, schools and special schools. 



"UCB offered the course I wanted with a huge balance of placements and practical studies. My plans for the future involved teaching in a primary school. However, I never realised that with my degree and the experience gained at UCB, there were so many other opportunities available."

Meritxell Izquierdo Muns, BA (Hons) Childhood Studies



Attend an open day

Open days are the perfect opportunity to find out more about the course you are interested in studying, and to discover more about University College Birmingham.  


Open day

Order a prospectus

View our wide-range of courses and learn more about our state-of-the-art facilities. Our prospectus is available to view online and can also be ordered as a printed version.