Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Education:Early Years

Bath Spa University · School of Education

Entry requirements

You will need to have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised higher education institution. The content and subject matter of your degree is open. For overseas, non-native speakers of English, a minimum language level of IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, is required. Download the application form from www.bathspa.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/how-do-i-apply. For special information for international students, including entry requirements, visits to your country, fees and scholarships go to our website.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will enable you to develop expertise in this growing area of education and become a specialist in promoting high quality practice in early years settings. Early Years Education is now recognised globally as crucial for laying the foundation for lifelong learning and development. Critical aspects of social, emotional and cognitive development are established in the first five years of life emphasising the importance of this phase of education. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of how children develop and learn, along with the most effective ways to create an enabling learning environment. You will be introduced to different pedagogical approaches, including international perspectives, which will include a critical analysis of the role of the adult in supporting young childrens’ learning. The course incorporates various elective modules which will enhance your skills and insights into developing quality educational provision for young children.

Information for international students

International students should visit our international pages for more information about our entry requirements, fees and scholarships, and student support.

Fees and funding

UK students

For further information visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Cathryn Orchard
+44 1225 875593