Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Education: Early Childhood Studies

Bath Spa University · School of Education

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Entry requirements

You will have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised higher education institution. This may be in the field of education, or a related discipline.For more information please contact our admissions team or telephone 01225 876180.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Explores constructions of childhood
  • In-depth study of children from birth to eight
  • Foregrounds ethical, cultural and social perspectives of early childhood

Early Childhood Studies education is globally recognised as being crucial for laying the foundations for lifelong learning and development, as critical aspects of social, emotional and cognitive development are established in a child’s early years.

During the course you’ll develop your knowledge and understanding of how children develop and learn in social and cultural contexts. You’ll be introduced to different pedagogical approaches, including international perspectives that will encompass

a critical analysis of the cultural construction of childhood.

The course incorporates modules which will enhance your skills and insights into developing quality educational provision for young children.


Governments worldwide are now making early childhood education a priority and increasing their investment in provision for young children. You’ll acquire specialist expertise in an area of education that is rapidly expanding and opening up new career opportunities.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information on funding please refer to our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01225 876180