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 module(s) that you will need to study and select 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. Should you have any concerns regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of the alternative available options. Please contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 or onlineadmissions@derby.ac.uk to discuss your options.

For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 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 The Critically Reflective Practitioner
(6EY503)
20 credits 
Independent Study
(6EY998)
40 credits 
Independent Study
(6EY998)
40 credits continued