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    What will I experience?

    On this course you can:

    • Study young people’s behaviour and responses in our psychology laboratories
    • Volunteer at local schools or charities to gain work-based experience
    • Attend lectures by guest speakers researching in the field

    What opportunities might it lead to?

    Studying in the School of Education and Continuing Studies can lead you onto a variety of career pathways, some of which may require postgraduate study. You will be able to apply for a range of roles in education, social care and health related areas.

    Please note that this course does not provide Qualified Teacher Status.

    Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

    • education and training
    • family work
    • healthcare and health promotion
    • social work
    • the police
    • work in the voluntary sector

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee Not specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Year one

    In each year you will spend two-thirds of your study time in Early Childhood Studies courses, with the remaining third in units offered by the Psychology department. In your first year, you will study this programme:

    • Child and Youth Development
    • The Young Child in the Family & Early Years Setting
    • Key Ideas in Animal and Human Psychology
    • Psychology of Everyday Life
    • Developing Professional Perspectives
    • Inclusion and Diversity

    Year two

    In your second year you will consolidate the work of your first year, while making choices to focus your degree on a specific area of interest. You’ll also have the opportunity to experience paid or voluntary work with children and young people as part of the Faculty electives programme.

    • Just Playing
    • Research with Children
    • 1 option from the following:
      • Social and Developmental Psychology
      • Individual Differences and Psychometrics
      • Biological and Cognitive Psychology
    • 2 x Options from the following:
      • Childrens Literature
      • Gender and Education
      • Digital Natives
      • Languages (University Wide Option)
      • Learning from Experience

    Year three

    Your third year will give you the opportunity to specialise through your choice of dissertation topic and a further range of optional units.

    • Dissertation (Early Childhood Studies)
    • Promoting Early Learning (0-3)
    • Extending Thinking for Learning in Young Children
    • 2 x Options from the following:
      • Health and Clinical Psychology
      • Self and Subjectivity
      • Language and Communication
      • Forensic Psychology

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 75(Grade B)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    240-300 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

    English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Portsmouth.

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