B.A. Early Childhood EducationMiddlesex University Dubai
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|Delivery Mode||On Campus|
|Study Option||Full Time|
|Tuition Fee||$ 40837|
|Start Date||September 2016|
The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies programme is for those interested in the development, care and education of young children. The programme 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 judgements and conclusions are required to be grounded on relevant evidence and informed argument. The programme 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, which will culminate in a thesis submission and provide honours classification of their degree.
- Increase all participants’ competence as learners and aid their understanding of their own learning styles, moving them from dependence to independence and aiding them in developing transferable skills
- Aid students in relating theory to practice in early years care and educational settings.
- Provide learning and teaching in a climate supported by research
- Provide a flexible and changing curriculum that engages with current issues and debates in education and childcare
- Prepare students to undertake individual field work in childcare or education settings
We accept students with a diverse range of entry qualifications and from varying backgrounds. The following qualifications are normally considered for admission into undergraduate programmes:
- Successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (IFP)* (equivalent programmes from other Universities/Colleges/Institutes will be considered).
- British National Curriculum (GCSE): We normally make offers on 280 UCAS tariff points,2 academic subjects at A-Level with grade “C” or above along with at least 5 subjects at O-Levels, anything below 160 UCAS tariff points will not be considered.
- Indian Secondary School Certificates issued by the CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All state boards may be considered: minimum grade of 55% overall
- International Baccalaureate: completion of IB diploma with 24 points overall
- Pakistani National Curriculum: completion of Year 1 at a recognised post-secondary institution (university/college). Candidates that have successfully completed FSC/HSC are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
- Iranian Pre-University Certificate: minimum overall grade of 12. Students completing the High School Diploma are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
- Nigerian Senior School Leaving Certificate: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
- National Curriculum of the countries of Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
- West African GCE: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
- BTEC Level 3 qualification may be considered for direct entry into an undergraduate programme.
English Language Requirements (Undergraduate)
All programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are taught in English and applicants with previous education outside of English-speaking countries (such as the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand), must demonstrate English language proficiency as follows:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic exam ONLY): Overall: 6.0
- Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic: 51, General: Level 3.
Minimum score required for Undergraduate : 72 (with at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)
Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:
- British National Curriculum (GCSE): grade “C” or higher in English at O-Level/AS-Level/ A-level
- International Baccalaureate: English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level) – minimum grade 4; English B (Higher Level) – minimum grade 4; English B (Standard Level) – minimum grade 5.
- Indian Secondary School Certificates issued by the CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All state boards: minimum grade of 70% in English
- West African/Nigerian Curriculum: WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE English – minimum grade “C6“
The BA Honours Early Childhood Studies programme will cover many areas of study including: history, psychology, sociology, leadership and management, curriculum studies and child development. 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 programme is designed to meet these goals, by ensuring that your learning process is one not based on passive assimilation of knowledge but is one where you participate actively in the interpretation, evaluation and application of knowledge. In addition to the knowledge component, Early Childhood Studies encourages you to identify and articulate your personal competencies and creates opportunities for further development. The programme also maintains effective links with the Careers Advisory Service.
- An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies And Child Development
- Education Policy: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
- Professional Studies
- Psychological Approaches to Learning
- Working and Researching in Organisations 1
- Education and Equality
- Comparative Education and Related Issues
- Curriculum Studies 1
- Proposition Module
- Children’s Literature
- Leadership, Management and Multi-disciplinary Roles in Early Years Settings
- The Child in Context
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