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Ready to jump straight into the first year of your education degree?

We’re here to help you settle into your new home. You will benefit from extra support with study skills, and you will learn how to adapt to the UK educational system.

You can choose between two degrees at University of Plymouth. The BA (Hons) Education degree is designed to boost your communication skills and expand your knowledge of various sectors within the education industry. The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree will provide you with the skills to work with children effectively, helping to nurture their development.

Teaching will take place at the college during your first year, and at the university during your second year.


  • Two semesters


  • September


  • £16,250

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Degrees Available

*Full programme specifications can be found under the ‘Course Details’ section for each University of Plymouth webpage.

Programme Details

Location: UPIC at the University of Plymouth
Intake: September

 Modules for Early Childhood Studies

  • An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies
    A series of lectures given by members of the Early Childhood Studies team, focusing on their own research, interests and enthusiasms, plus weekly seminars. The diversity of interests and approaches introduced in lectures will be balanced by process of developing study skills and integrating themes and ideas with active engagement in small seminar groups.
  • Understanding Development; Biology and Psychology
  • Politics for Equality
  • Places and Spaces for Learning and Playing
  • Children in Society
  • Multi Professional Perspectives

Modules for Education

  • An Introduction to Critical Questions
  • An Introduction to Perspectives on Disability and Inclusive Education
  • Introduction to Global Education
  • Equality and Justice in Education
  • Debating Values in Education
  • Praxis for change

UPIC module

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)


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Why we chose UPIC

Hear from our students about what helped them choose Plymouth, and what is so special about their experiences as a student at UPIC.

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