The BA Honours Early Childhood Studies program is for those interested in the development, care, and education of young children. The program is concerned with ideas and practices that are drawn from many disciplines: history, psychology, philosophy, sociology, law, and management, all of which contribute to the field of childcare and education. As undergraduates, you are generally introduced to the study of each of these distinctive disciplines within the context of examining childcare and education policies and procedures, teaching, caring, training, and learning.
Your judgments and conclusions are required to be grounded on relevant evidence and informed argument. The program is studied over three years full-time, with the completion of four modules per academic year. The modules will be assessed by examination and submission of coursework assignments. In year 3, students will undertake a research module alongside three other modules, culminating in a thesis submission and providing an honors classification of their degree.
Why Study BA Honours Early Childhood Studies?
Many employers are increasingly expecting higher education to ensure that students graduate not only with a qualification but also a broad understanding of the social issues in the real world, a well-developed battery of personal transferable skills (including communication, problem-solving, and teamwork), and a coherent sense of personal values to which they are committed. The Early Childhood Studies program is designed to meet these goals. This is achieved, in the first place, by ensuring that your learning process is not based on passive assimilation of knowledge but is one where you participate actively in the interpretation, evaluation, and application of knowledge. Secondly, in addition to the knowledge component, Early Childhood Studies encourages you to identify and articulate your personal competencies and create opportunities for further development. The program also maintains effective working links with the Careers and Employability Service. If you need assistance with finding internships and work placements during this program and in the future, I will happily oblige. Early Years is a growth area within the region, and demand for highly skilled, competent practitioners increases.
Note: This is the only Early Childhood Studies UG Degree available in the UAE for all students
Mode of Study Options: It is expected that by September 2021, we will have In-person classes, and these could be supported by an online element. It is too early to commit to a 100% Online at present as it will depend on the Health & Safety situation and KHDA permissions. We can say at present that if the Health & Safety situation warrants it, there could be 100% online along with in-person classes.