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MA in Education and Early Childhood

MA in Education and Early Childhood

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Full time | University of Hull | 1 year | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Early Learning Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

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 two years part-time.

What you'll study

You have the option of leaving the programme at the end of stage 1 with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or at the end of stage 2 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education as long as you have earned sufficient credits.

Future prospects

Our Masters students explore a range of current educational practice, looking at key issues and policy.

Graduates leave with reflective and practical skills and the knowledge they need to contribute to their chosen learning community.


You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up a project on a topic of your choice, supported by your dissertation supervisor.
Early Childhood Education: Curricular and Pedagogical Debates - Core
Contemporary and Critical Perspectives in Education - Core
Research Design and Implementation - Core

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of 2.2 Honours degree (or international equivalent). If your degree is not in a related subject area, we still welcome your application. This degree is for anyone who is interested in Education in its widest sense; it will not qualify you to teach.

University information

The University of Hull is one of the most innovative and influential institutions located in the north of England. Gaining university status in 1954, it is categorised as a ‘younger civic university’ and has nearly 70 years of educational heritage to draw upon, guiding its 15,000 students through an impressive curriculum of higher education designed to address the demands of industry and the needs of future generations. The University of Hull...more

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