BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

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Mediterranean College
Athens, Thessaloniki
October 2024
3 years
Full Time
Greek, English


The programme is addressed to High School graduates who want to build a career as early childhood educators.

Entry Requirements:

  • High School leaving certificate (Apolyterion) from a General or Vocational Senior High School (or equivalent)
  • Reference Letter (1)
  • Adequate knowledge of English (IELTS 4.5 or equivalent) *
  • Academic Interview
  • Photos (2)
  • ID-Card/ passport

*The level of English required for the English-taught programme is equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or B2. Candidates without official English language certificates can sit the English language placement test of Mediterranean College.

Holders of Vocational Training Institutes (IEK) Diplomas or Higher National Diplomas (HND), students of Technological (TEI) or Higher Education Institutions (AEI) of relevant fields may be admitted to an advanced stage of the course, upon a Recognition of Prior Learning procedure. They need to additionally submit:
- Diploma and/or academic transcript
- Programme Handbook (if available)


Aim of the programme is to help students understand the child's development, learning and thinking style, from the early infancy to the age of 8, to investigate the challenges and opportunities coming up in the field of educational services and examine childhood from different educational perspectives. Students are encouraged to turn to their own experiences in order to learn and comprehend early childhood.

The programme places particular emphasis on independent learning and application and involves a compulsory placement in various educational settings, with the support of the Mediterranean College wide network of associated private schools and organizations. Also, the theoretical modules are framed by applications in the College's education labs and by multiple other activities, such as field trips, exhibitions, charitable bazaars, seminars, participation in conferences etc. As a result, the programme graduates have both knowledge and practical skills to take on immediately and responsibly the role of early childhood educator in real work conditions.

The programme examines the significance of childhood and the multiple needs of children, and how these can be met by education professionals. Particular emphasis is placed on the personal and professional development of students, through the module content, student placement and the multiple complementary educational activities.


The programme graduates, according to the Greek law, are holders of an accredited university degree, professionally equivalent to those awarded by Greek State Technological or Higher Education Institutes. If they wish so, they can have their degree recognised by the Greek authorities. 

The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies leads to the professional recognition of Early Childhood Educator or Nursery Teacher. After successfully completing the programme, graduates may continue for a Master’s degree at Mediterranean College or at overseas universities. Alternatively, they can seek employment.

After completing the programme, graduates can work in various educational settings:

  • Kindergartens, nursery schools and private schools
  • Special education centres
  • Childcare centres
  • Centres for creative development
  • Playgrounds and camps
  • Counseling centres (for families/children)
  • Non-Governmental Organisations
For information regarding student fees please contact the Institute.
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