36 months
14045 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Discover how children learn and develop holistically from birth to 8 years. The Early Childhood Studies (Hons) degree from University of Derby draws on a range of disciplines enabling you to make a real difference to children’s lives within education, social care and health.

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If you’d like to make a genuine and lasting difference to children’s lives, the Early Childhood Studies (Hons) programme from University of Derby  is an excellent foundation for vital roles in health, education and social care.

  • Gain the ideal introduction to a fulfilling career: statistics show that 98.2% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing this course
  • Explore how children develop, learn and think from birth to eight years, building the professional skills and knowledge to meet their needs
  • Enjoy valuable practical experience with young children by undertaking a work placement for one or two days each week
  • Broaden your horizons with the chance to go on a four-week international placement at a school in Milan
  • Benefit from the expertise of a committed multi-disciplinary academic team who will ensure your learning is relevant, up to date and meets the highest professional standards
  • If you complete this course and meet the entry requirements for PGCE Primary, we will guarantee you an interview - see below for full details


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.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS points 104-112
  • A Level BBC-BCC
  • GCSE GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Access to HE Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15, Merit: 24, Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14045 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time UK students £1,155 per 20 credit module

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • We have a range of scholarships, bursaries and discounts available to international students. You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship and the International Excellent Student Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. The £2,000 Postgraduate (PGT) Scholarship is awarded automatically to most (non-EU) overseas applicants, subject to eligibility. 
  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 

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.

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