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Child Development, B.A./B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Prague, Czech Republic
The Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development program at the University of New York in Prague is designed for students who wish to study children (infancy through adolescence) and their development in relation to the familial, cultural, peer, school, and neighbourhood contexts in which they live.
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Overview

The Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development program at the University of New York in Prague is designed to provide a strong background in the social and behavioural sciences related to child development, enabling students to apply theory and prior research to current research design in child development.

Knowledge

Child Development graduates will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of:
  • Foundational principles of human development (across the entire human lifespan);
  • Critical research approaches to human development;
  • Basic principles of psychology (developmental, cognitive, behavioural, social/cultural);
  • Basic principles of learning and education (early childhood, elementary, secondary, exceptionalities);
  • Basic aspects of language development (sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics); and
  • Basic theories of attachment styles and family systems.

Professional skills

Child Development graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate scientific and statistical literacy for inquiries within the field;
  • Apply research skills in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods methodology;
  • Communicate professionally within the field (writing academic research papers, scientific reports, presentations, and professional correspondence);
  • Exhibit awareness of current trends across related fields of child development (e.g., education, special educations); and
  • Grasp ethical and moral issues related to child development in practice (education, school counselling, research).

Prospective Career Opportunities

Education in Child Development can lead to many employment possibilities. 

For example:

  • Child Psychologist
  • School Counselor
  • Educational Leader (Policy Maker, Head Teacher, Principal of School)
  • Educator (Teacher, Curriculum Developer, Professor)
  • Researcher (Human Development, Education, Child Psychology)
  • Childcare Specialist (Consultant, Advisor)
  • Developer of Child and Family Centers
  • Community Organizer
  • Creator and Developer of Learning Centers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Psychology of Infancy and Childhood
  • Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood
  • Development and Meaning of Play
  • Child Abuse and Neglect

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    72

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • UNYP application form
  • Notarized copy of the High School Diploma and Transcripts
  • English language certificate
  • Motivation letter (max. 400 words)
  • Recommendation letter - preferably from a professor who can address the candidate’s ability and motivation for enrolling in this program
  • Copy of ID or Passport
  • Application Fee
  • Motivation interview - after submitting the required documents applicants are invited for an interview with the relevant Head of Department (in person or by video call)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7120 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3560 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7120 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3560 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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EU Citizens & Czech residents:

  • The first 96 credits (UNYP):5,900 CZK per credit
  • The last 32 credits (ESC):305 USD per credit 

International Students:

  • The first 96 credits (UNYP):7,300 CZK per credit
  • The last 32 credits (ESC):305 USD per credit 

Living costs for Prague

  • 15441 - 26250 CZK/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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