Taught course

Education (Early Childhood)

University of Chester · Faculty of Education and Children's Services

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelor's degree, 2:2 or higher, in an area broadly related to Education. Those with a degree in a different area but with experience of working in educational settings will also be considered.

Months of entry

January, April, October

Course content

Working with young children requires a great deal of knowledge and expertise from those in the sector. Our exciting MA Education (Early Childhood) aims to support you to develop an in-depth understanding of a wide range of topics related to education and Early Childhood.

Our MA in Education is designed to meet the interests of a wide range of participants from schools, nurseries, universities, colleges and local authorities, as well as professionals working with children and young people outside of education – for example in children's services and health and social care. The common factor for all potential participants is the desire to develop their expertise in the field of education and to make a real difference in the lives of the children and young people with whom they work.

The blend of students from different professional backgrounds enables discussion, debate and the sharing of experiences in a supportive and welcoming environment, facilitated by staff who are experts in the field of education.

The degree has been developed drawing on the latest policy, research and practice in education, to offer a course that will equip students with skills in critical evaluation and practitioner research to be effective teachers and practitioners and to make informed contributions to development in policy and practice in schools and educational settings.

Students that do not wish to study the full MA programme, can choose to study to a PGDip level instead.

Information for international students

This course is exclusively available to UK students.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Education and Children's Services