Help children and young people fulfil their potential

Our BA (Hons) Child & Youth Studies course provide a practical and work-based environment to develop your understanding and skills of working with children and young people from the ages of 0-19 to give them the best start in life. While our BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies caters specifically for the 0-8 age group.

These courses allow you to study for our Early Years Teacher qualification – essential if you want to work at leadership level in an early years setting.

What’s more, you won't have to worry about revising for and taking any exams. We use other ways to assess you including essays, posters and presentations.

You'll also be taught by lecturers from a wide range of professional backgrounds so you can be sure that you'll gain a wide range of knowledge and expertise.


Book an open day to meet the team and find out more.


We care about your career

The 2013 Higher Education Statistic Agency survey showed that of University of Derby interviewees who had completed a full-time, first degree course during the 2011/12 academic year, 96% were employed or studying within six months. We will equip you with the skills to become a high achiever with great employability prospects once you graduate.