What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers94%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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The course will help you develop an understanding of early childhood from birth to eight years. Undertaking this degree will prepare you for a successful career in early childhood studies, which is a fast growing area of employment in the UK. To prepare you for a career with young children, you will undertake a placement to develop your knowledge and observational skills. This course gives the added option of following a practitioner route, which provides a childcare qualification recognised by the Department of Education. You'll have the opportunity to apply for a place on an international placement. If you're selected, you'll spend four weeks at a school in Milan. Other European fieldtrips are available - previous students have visited Budapest and the famous Peto Institute, who work with children with complex disabilities.
Stage 1: Concepts of childhood; study skills. Stage 2: Children and their families; specialisation from: education of young children; nursery, day care work; other fields of educare; plus a placement. Stage 3: Child and the wider world; continuation of specialisation; major independent early childhood study.
At Derby we provide you with education with the personal touch. We're a friendly, down-to-earth uni based in the Midlands. At Derby, you'll have to work just as hard to get your degree as at other universities, but we like to do things a bit differently. We believe in being approachable and caring, offering our students plenty of support and treating people as individuals.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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What are graduates doing after six months?
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