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Early Childhood Education MA

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Early Learning

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course focusses on early childhood education from birth until eight years old and you'll graduate with a valuable postgraduate qualification. If you have a degree in early childhood studies, pre-school education or a related subject, our MA offers a great opportunity to explore aspects of young children’s lives in more depth, examining current policies and practices to build on your existing knowledge. If that’s you, why not take this opportunity to boost your skills and knowledge? You’ll be able to link your newly-learned theories and research with your practice from the start, boosting your contribution to your workplace and enhancing your career prospects. Advance your knowledge of young children’s learning and develop your early years practice and professionalism. Explore areas of personal interest in early childhood education and care whilst also enhancing your research skills. There will also be opportunities to visit different early year’s settings. Are you working with children, or do you intend to work with children in the future? If so, our MA will enhance your career. It provides a highly relevant professional development opportunity for you whether you’re an early year or pre-school teacher, a manager in a childcare setting, a family support worker or an early year’s consultant. It’s also a great starting point if you’re looking for a career in academia and is a step towards a PhD or EdD.

Different course options

Full time | Chelmsford Campus | 1 year | JAN

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN

Modules

The Major Project is central to the Masters award and enables you to demonstrate your ability to synthesise learning from previous modules. You will use this learning as the basis for planning, conducting and writing up a research or work-based project. This is the opportunity for you to demonstrate the ability to raise significant and meaningful questions in relation to your chosen topic and a critical understanding of research methods and their relationship to knowledge. You will also be in a position to develop solutions to ethical dilemmas likely to arise in your research or professional practice and to expand existing knowledge to contribute to the development of best practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a first degree, with honours, at a minimum final classification of Lower Second (2:2) or equivalent.