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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care

  • ID:UM10136
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (EUR)

  • Application Fee:€95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:€200.00
  • Application Fee:€95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:€8,500.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:€200.00
Estimated Total/program:
€51,885.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

English requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT: 80 with a writing score of at least 20

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with no less than 6.0 in Writing and no less than 5.5 in every other element

  • Cambridge: Advanced Certificate with a pass at Grade C or better

Course Information

The early years are the most important in the life of a child where the first relationships and experiences influence a child’s dispositions and attitudes towards learning and later life achievements. A high percentage (95%) of three and four year olds attend local kindergarten settings.

Having well-trained professional staff who have the knowledge and understanding of how young children learn and develop is an important quality factor and a crucial element for positive impact on children. The aim of the B. A. (Hons.) ECEC is to help professionalise the early years sector, by providing early years students with the necessary knowledge, skills, competences and dispositions to work with young children as well as help them develop their notion of what it means to be an early years professional.

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YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2) Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • EDS1326, Child Development

  • EPE1007, Emergent Curriculum in Early Years: Planning and Implementation

  • EPE1008, Becoming an Early Childhood Educator

  • EPE1009, Young Children Exploring their Physical and Human Environment

  • LLI1001, Introduction to Early Years' Settings: Observation and Experience

Semester 1
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • EDS1106, Children in Society

  • EPE1010, Pedagogies of Early Childhood Education

  • EPE1011, Quality Matters in ECEC

  • LIN1063, Academic Reading and Writing in English

  • PRE1001, Play and its Contribution to Early Years Development

Semester 2
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • EDS1329, Psychological Perspectives on Children’s Learning in the Early Years

  • EPE1005, Music in the Early Years

  • HPP1001, Movement and Physical Activity in Early Years

  • HPN1017, Health and Well-being for Children 0-7

Requirement for regular progression to Year 2: 60 ECTS credits.
YEAR TWO

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2) Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • EPE2017, The Reflective Professional

Semester 1
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • EPE2001, Enabling Environments: Using Indoor and Outdoor Spaces, Resources and Materials

  • EPE2002, Language, Literacy and Communication Development in Young Children

  • EPE2003, Sharing Responsibilities with Families and Pluralistic Communities in Early Childhood Education

  • EPE2009, L-Użu tal-Lingwa Maltija fis-Snin Bikrin

  • LLI2001, Field Placement in ECEC 1

Semester 2
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • EPE2005, Observation, Assessment and Children's Participation in Early Years Settings

  • EPE2006, Nurturing the Spiritual, Moral and Religious Dimensions

  • EPE2007, Enjoying English in the Early Years

  • EPE2008, Children's Early Experiences of Mathematics

  • EPE2018, Tapping on Funds of Knowledge

  • EPE2019, Becoming Symbol Literate

  • EPE2020, Facilitating Children's Imagination and Creativity in Early Childhood

Requirement for regular progression to Year 3: 60 ECTS credits.
YEAR THREE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2) Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s) 

  • EPE3002, Using Digital Technologies to Promote 21st Century Learning in Early Childhood Education

  • EPE3009, Leadership in Early Years Setting

Semester 1
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • EPE3007, High Potential, Emerging Abilities and Giftedness in Young Learners

  • EPE3010, The Emergent Curriculum in Action

  • IAL3015, Including Learners with Developmental Disabilities in Early Years

  • LLI3004, Second Field Placement in ECEC

  • MSE2101, Children’s Understanding of the World through Environmental Education

Semester 2
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

  • EDS3110, Addressing Diversity in Early Years

  • EDS3120, Critical debates in Early Childhood Education and Care

  • EPE3003, The Early Childhood Practitioner

  • EPE3004, Transitions in the Early Years

  • EPE3005, Implications of Children's Rights and Legal Issues for Early Years Practitioners

  • EPE3006, Social Issues in Early Education

  • RSH3003, Promoting Positive Behaviour in the Early Years

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of the B. A. (Hons.) ECEC will have the necessary skills, competences and qualifications to work with children aged 3 - 5 years old, in kindergarten settings within schools.

Graduates of the B. A. (Hons.) ECEC will also have the option of pursing the Master in Teaching and Learning (MTL) Primary with the Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education, to become Primary School Teachers.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health insurance - EUR €200 per year

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