Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Appropriate experience of working with young children is desirable. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The Early Years Education (Online) MA offers exceptional career development opportunities for early childhood practitioners and other professionals worldwide. This new programme builds upon the success of our established campus-based Early Years Education MA programme.

The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is ranked first for education in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

This new online programme provides students worldwide with an opportunity to access the exceptional expertise of the IOE.

The Early Years Education staff team at the IOE have been at the forefront of international research for two decades including the renowned Effective Pre-School, Primary and Secondary Education (EPPSE) project.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
60 months


The programme is delivered through online sessions based on Moodle, our virtual learning environment. Assessment is by 5,000-word coursework assignments and a 20,000-word dissertation.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214