• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

You’ll gain a thorough understanding of early childhood from birth to eight years, exploring how children develop, learn and think. You’ll look at the importance of early childhood from a broad range of perspectives.

Our focus throughout is on identifying and meeting children’s holistic needs, so you’ll consider all the challenges and opportunities faced by early years professionals working in a variety of children’s services.

The role of professional and personal development is an important theme for this course. By spending a substantial amount of time on placement, you'll draw on your own practical experiences with young children to advance your knowledge. 

The BA Early Childhood Studies (Hons) course from University of Derby enables you to gain practitioner recognition if you do not already hold a practical qualification relating to the field.

Careers

This degree is your chance to shape and influence many young lives. Early childhood roles are a rapidly growing area of employment in the UK – opening doors to stimulating careers in the independent, private, public or voluntary sectors.

Well qualified and dedicated early childhood professionals are in demand across health, education and social care settings. Our graduates are now enjoying successful careers as early years practitioners and managers. You’ll also find there are ample opportunities for promotion and progression to leadership positions in children’s services.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description
      Up to 6 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Early Emotional and Social Development
  • Early Language and Communication
  • Play and Creativity
  • Self-Management and Study Skills
  • The Emerging Practitioner
  • The Growing Child

                                                            English Language Requirements

                                                            You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                                            • Minimum required score:

                                                              6

                                                              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                                            • Minimum required score:

                                                              56

                                                              PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

                                                            Academic Requirements

                                                            General Requirements

                                                            • GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
                                                            • UCAS points 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)

                                                                      Tuition Fee

                                                                      • International

                                                                        12500 GBP/year
                                                                        Tuition Fee
                                                                        Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                                                      • EU/EEA

                                                                        9250 GBP/year
                                                                        Tuition Fee
                                                                        Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                                                      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                                                      For the part-time version, the only fee available is  £1,155 per module which is solely addressed to the UK/EU students.

                                                                      Funding

                                                                      • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
                                                                      • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
                                                                      • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

                                                                      Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

                                                                      The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                                                                      Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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