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Early Childhood Education MA

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Study mode

Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Early Learning Youth Studies Flexible Learning Design

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

This course blends distance learning with face-to-face teaching. It’s open to everyone with an interest in early childhood education, including early years practitioners, FE and HE lecturers, teachers, nursery nurses, voluntary and independent providers, and inspectors and managers working in areas relevant to early childhood.

Wherever you are in the world, you’ll develop the skills you need to carry out high-quality educational research relevant to your own culture. Those skills include a clearer understanding of the policies, practice and theories that underpin early childhood education and care. You’ll discuss international approaches and educational change with leading experts.

On completion, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for doctoral study on our Early Childhood Education EdD.


This module introduces some established and contemporary research methods and methodologies in early childhood education. Students develop research skills and become familiar with ethical research principles through planning, carrying out and reporting on a small scale study.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree in a related field. We will consider your application if you have a 2:2 degree in a related field and at least one year of relevant work experience.