Study patterns: Early Childhood Studies (Top-Up) BA (Hons) (online)

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Top-Up) (online) programme. 

This study pattern highlights the modules that you will need to select and study for the upcoming academic year. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. Please contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 (option 4) or UDOLenrolment@derby.ac.uk if you have any concerns regarding this.

For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 hours per week. For our students completing the programme at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study 40 hours per week.

Early Childhood Studies (Top-Up) BA (Hons) (online) - standard (2 years) with autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1 Child Protection 
(6EY501)
20 credits
Contesting Childhood
(6EY504)
20 credits 
Leadership in Early Childhood Education and Care
(6EY502)
20 credits 
Year 2 Independent Study
(6EY998)
40 credits 
Independent Study
(6EY998)
40 credits continued
The Critically Reflective Practitioner
(6EY503)
20 credits 

Early Childhood Studies (Top-Up) BA (Hons) (online) - accelerated (1 year) with autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

Child Protection 
(6EY501)
20 credits

Leadership in Early Childhood Education and Care
(6EY502)
20 credits

Contesting Childhood
(6EY504)
20 credits

Independent Study
(6EY998)
40 credits 

The Critically Reflective Practitioner
(6EY503)
20 credits

Independent Study
(6EY998)
40 credits continued