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Become a stand-out graduate by studying a course that brings together the best of Psychology and Early Childhood Studies, enhancing your analytical and people skills for a rewarding and compassionate career. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE Combining two subjects boosts your employability and gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise in two subject areas, making you a more versatile graduate The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society if you major in Psychology* Explore how children learn and develop from birth to eight years, building professional skills and knowledge to meet their needs Specialist facilities include our observation suite, eye-tracker equipment and Babylab Benefit from the expertise of a multi-disciplinary academic team who will ensure your learning is relevant, up to date and research informed HOW YOU’LL LEARN: For Psychology modules, you will learn from lecturers and tutors who are carrying out research designed to offer fresh perspectives on issues that are significant at every stage of life. Your lecturers bring their latest thinking to your studies. And, in some cases, you’ll have opportunities to get involved in research projects yourself. Quality inspectors have commended us for being “at the forefront of technology-enhanced learning” in Psychology. For both Psychology and Early Childhood Studies, you will be taught through lectures, seminar activities and tutorials to support you through your assessments and group work. YOUR CAREER: This degree is your chance to shape and influence many young lives. Studying Psychology opens doors to many different sectors and professions – anywhere an understanding of people is valued. Early Childhood roles is a rapidly growing area of employment with opportunities to careers in the independent, private, public or voluntary sectors. Our graduates have gone on to successful roles in sectors such as:

  • Psychological research
  • Scientific or clinical research
  • Charity leadership
  • Mental health support and management
  • Health services and therapeutic care
  • Probation service and police
  • Human resources
  • Health psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Occupational psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Teaching
Through our Professional Development Package, you'll gain valuable transferable skills, including:
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Research and analytical
  • Personal motivation, organisation and self-reflection
  • Numeracy
  • IT literacy
  • Critical awareness
If you want to become a Psychologist or progress to Postgraduate study in Psychology, we advise that you major in Psychology including all prescribed credit bearing modules. This means you will receive accreditation from the British Psychological Society. Well qualified and dedicated early childhood professionals are in demand across health, education and social care settings. Our Early Childhood Studies graduates are now enjoying successful careers as early years practitioners and managers. You’ll also find there are ample opportunities for promotion and progression to leadership positions in children’s services. Some of our graduates have, for instance, gone on to train as children’s nurses by undertaking a shortened two-year Paediatric Nursing qualification. You can also consider our exciting range of postgraduate courses, including the MA Education or MA Social Work. STUDY OPTIONS: On the Joint Honours programme, there are different pathways of study available. You can often study both subjects equally or choose to major in a subject. Please view the course page on our website for more information on pathways.

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  • Year 1

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EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1

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Psychology and Early Childhood Studies at University of Derby - UCAS