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Early Childhood Education

Tampere University

Competent and ambitious experts for the field of early childhood education

Are you interested in early childhood education and pedagogy for children under the age of seven? Do you plan to work in a multicultural and multilingual environment? Or perhaps you would like to study in English in order to be more internationally-oriented in the fast-changing society.


Bachelor's degree (University)

Degree earned

Bachelor of Education

Planned duration

3 years

Extent of studies

180 ECTS



Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens

10000 € per academic year

Link to scholarship programme

Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Early Childhood Education offers you the qualifications to work as a early childhood education and care teacher and pre-primary education teacher. The programme includes basic and intermediate studies in education and also offers students the opportunity to enrol in other courses available at the Tampere higher education community. Students may also make an exchange period abroad a part of the studies.

Students graduating from the programme are experts on matters related to childhood, such as growth, development, and learning. They also understand the importance of responsiveness and interaction in education and teaching and are able to use scientific knowledge in their work.

With such a skill set, the graduates are professionals who will be able to develop and change the world of education in their work environment. Students will be well prepared to meet the constant demands of society and find jobs as early childhood education and care teachers, pre-primary education teachers, directors of day care centres or in educational development tasks.

There is no intake to the programme in the 2024 application round.

Contact information

For questions regarding the content of the programme, please contact edu.opiskelu.tau [at]