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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Through studying Psychology and Early Childhood Studies (Hons) at Bishop Grosseteste University you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the scientific nature of the subject and if it’s wider cultural and social impact. You will develop your understanding of psychology and its theories of the mind, emotions and behaviour and become familiar with how these theories are applied in our lives, communities and societies.

In studying Early Childhood Studies you’ll have the chance to inspire the next generation of children and have a positive impact on their lives. You’ll mainly focus on the educational, social and health care of children from birth to 8 years of age, gaining an appreciation of how they think and learn, as well as developing an understanding of how to facilitate this learning through a range of strategies.

Career opportunities

In Psychology we allow you to develop the knowledge and skills which will make you attractive to an employer. Psychology graduates go on to work in a range of sectors including teaching, education or training, local government, health and social work and in areas of industry including human resources management.

 By the end of this course, you will be ready to apply your knowledge of psychology to the world in which you live, with the necessary workplace skills for a variety of future careers. Future careers for Psychology graduates may include work within Clinical settings, Counselling, Mental Health Services, Education and Research.

Early Childhood is a growing sector and the skills learned in this course will enable you to enter the children’s workforce in a range of different roles. Some of our students seek a route into teaching through a PGCE qualification here at BGU, whilst others enter other teacher training routes as well as working towards Early Years Teacher Status. This will present you with opportunities to work in different early years environments, such as nursery schools and privately run nurseries.

This course is an ideal platform if you are looking for a career in teaching within early years. Many of the graduates have gone on to further study in areas of specialism including psychology, speech and language or midwifery, whilst others have gone straight into the workforce as managers of early years settings. The diverse nature of this course will also enable you to go on to further study, seeking wider opportunities in many different fields, including health and social care, children’s social work, play therapy and speech and language therapy. 

Possible future careers for Early Childhood Studies graduates may include as a Teacher or classroom assistant, Speech and language therapy, Early years management, Social work or Play therapy.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations Of Biological Psychology
  • Understanding Human Cognition And Development
  • Philosophies, Policy And Provision
  • Tools For Learning
  • Measuring And Interpreting The World
  • Understanding Personality And Individual Differences
  • Historical Roots & Contemporary Branches Of Psychology
  • Perspectives On Childhood
  • Inclusive And Collaborative Practice
  • Play And Creativity

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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Academic Requirements

  • You will normally need 96 -112 UCAS tariff points (from a maximum of four Advanced Level qualifications). 
  • We welcome a range of qualifications such as: A / AS Levels, BTEC, Access Courses, International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge Pre-U, Extended Project etc.
  • You will also need GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11820 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 Lincoln

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • Tuition fee loans: Each academic year, eligible full-time students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan, available from the Student Loans Company, equivalent to the tuition fee for the course they are studying. 
  • Grants: Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for a financial grant to help you pay for your time at university. Parents’ Learning Allowance,Child Tax Credit from HM Revenue and Customs, Childcare Grant,Adult Dependants’ Grant.
  • BGU Bursary: The BGU Bursary is an additional source of funding available to full-time students.

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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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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