About the course
This specialist education pathway focuses on policies, services, child development, early years pedagogy, and research in early childhood.
The emphasis is on the years from birth to five. You will be encouraged to draw on sociocultural perspectives on childhood, government policy, relevant research and curricular approaches - and on your own experience - in examining issues related to early childhood education.
A central aim is to help early years professionals to develop a clear understanding of, and a critical perspective on, issues around early childhood studies.
MA in Education and Early Childhood can be studied one year full-time, or up to five years part-time, with start dates available in January and September.
£720 (20 credits)
£2,165 (60 credits)
£3,250 (90 credits)
*Please note, Home/EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed and may increase.
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All applicants: TBC
A minimum of 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject or appropriate professional experience is generally required.
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.
This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.
For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.
If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.