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BA Honours Early Childhood Studies

The Early Childhood Studies (Hons) programme from Middlesex University Dubai 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.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 3 years
Starting in: September
Tuition Fees (Total): AED 167,100
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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 programme 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 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 creates opportunities for your further development.

The Early Childhood Studies (Hons) programme from Middlesex University Dubai also maintains effective working links with the Careers and Employability Service, who if you need assistance with finding internships and work placements during this programme and in the future, will happily oblige. Early Years is a growth area within the region and demand for highly skilled, competent practitioners is on the increase.

Courses included

  • Approaches to Learning
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Reflective Professional Practice in Early Years
  • Infant Health and Well-being
  • Researching Lives: Social Investigation in the Contemporary World
  • Social Perspectives on Childhood

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“I studied BA Honours International Tourism Management at Middlesex University Dubai. The application process was made easy by the University’s friendly Admissions Department, who responded to my application immediately and coached me throughout the process. As a Nigerian student, I chose to study in Dubai because it is a city filled with incredible opportunities, and at the University I have had the chance to meet people from many different countries. As well as making friends from around the world, my lecturers have always been friendly and supportive. Before joining the BA programme, I studied the International Foundation Programme (IFP) at Middlesex University Dubai which prepared me for Undergraduate study.”

Fatimah Sadiq Sani, BA Honours International Tourism Management (Class of 2020)

Future Careers and Employability

Early Childhood Studies can lead to a range of careers in early year’s education across management, administration and research within a wide range of educational settings, as well as training organisations, charities, parents’ advisory-support groups, local authorities, health authorities, charities, housing associations and day nurseries. It is also the ideal foundation to becoming an early year’s teacher through completing a postgraduate qualification. This unique degree can offer an entry route into many of the different career paths identified below:

  • Early Years/Nursery Teacher
  • Primary Teacher (teaching qualification required)
  • Early Years Specialist/Adviser (in the government sector)
  • Training Co-ordinator
  • Play Development Worker / Play Therapist
  • Family Support Worker / Social Worker
  • Hospital Play Specialist
  • Speech & Language Therapist