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  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Combine Early Childhood Studies with another subject – and build a versatile portfolio of skills and knowledge which will impress potential employers.

  • Explore how children develop, learn and think through inspiring modules which will challenge your ideas about childhood
  • Make the most of the exciting new career opportunities emerging for professionals working with children 
  • Develop transferable skills such as teamwork and research which will serve you well in any career
  • Benefit from the expertise of a dedicated academic team who will ensure your learning is relevant and up to date
  • Chart your future direction at a university with a strong track record for employability: 96% of Derby graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing a full-time degree.

Careers

By taking this Early Childhood Studies Joint Honours programme from University of Derby, you’ll broaden your career potential and can seek out opportunities across the independent, private, public or voluntary sectors. Our graduates have a particularly strong track record for securing  roles working with children and families.

Demand for well qualified and dedicated early childhood professionals is burgeoning across health, education and social care settings. With your specialist knowledge of childhood, you will be ideally positioned to achieve your ambitions in a rapidly growing employment field.

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
  • 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
  • Self-Management and Study Skills
  • The Growing Child
  • Children's Health
  • Child Protection
  • Developing Employability
  • The Early Years Researcher
  • Children Across the World

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

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

Alternative entry qualifications:

  • BTEC - DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 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.
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Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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