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University of Derby

Early Childhood Studies (Joint Honours)

UCAS Code: J4ES

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Early childhood studies

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.

**TWO SUBJECTS, ONE DEGREE:** A Joint Honours degree adds variety and interest to your studies. Studying Early Childhood Studies Joint Honours helps you to keep your career options open and marks you out as a versatile graduate with a broad portfolio of skills. You can combine Early Childhood Studies Joint Honours with a wide range of subjects at Derby – the full list can be found in the subject options below. **Please ensure you add the second subject you wish to combine with Early Childhood Studies in the further details section when adding your choice in apply.**

- 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.

This is a challenging and varied joint honours degree which opens the door to fulfilling careers in many walks of life, including roles where you can shape and influence young lives.

**Explore how children develop**
You’ll gain a thorough understanding of early childhood, exploring how children develop, learn and think from birth to eight years.
Our focus is on the importance of identifying and meeting children’s needs, so you’ll also consider all the challenges and opportunities faced by early years professionals working in a variety of children’s services.
The course offers fascinating insights into childhood from a broad range of perspectives. We encourage you to draw on your own experiences in early years to enhance your knowledge.

**Expertise to inspire you**
Our course is delivered by a highly experienced team who come from wide-ranging professional backgrounds including early years, primary teaching, school and nursery management, social work, health visiting, nursing and midwifery.
They include influential researchers and published authors, which means your course is shaped by the latest thinking and innovative ideas which are changing the face of early childhood studies.
Our staff have investigated important subjects spanning everything from creativity for early years professionals to social constructions of childhood, from the pressures faced by new parents to ways of engaging fathers in early years settings.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Derby

Department:

Joint Honours

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

92%
high
Early childhood studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Childhood and youth studies

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

97%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


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Childhood and youth studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,600
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
38%
Welfare professionals
8%
Caring personal services

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