Taught course

International Approaches to Early Childhood Education

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Education, Health and Community

Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a 2:2 with substantial practical experience in an early years setting
  • a minimum 2:1 with less practical experience
  • an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB)
Additional information
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
  • IELTS score 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
If you have any specific queries, please contact marshadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

This International Approaches to Early Childhood Education MA enables graduates and educational professionals to evaluate their practice in a global context.
  • Compare different international ideas with personal experience
  • Learn with research-active staff and early childhood professionals
  • Critically engage with the theoretical and practical issues of ECE
  • Enhance your learning with an optional UK or European work related experience
This MA challenges your thinking and understanding around the purpose of knowledge and education to promote socially just, participatory and democratic practice often associated with international pedagogies in early childhood education (ECE).

With current pressures of accountability in England and elsewhere, there is a pressing need to empower practitioners and children as agents of change. This innovative MA considers early years learning beyond the school curriculum, with a focus on international practice.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090