Entry requirements for this course are normally:
- An Honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification and 2 years full-time experience in a professional role in Education or a related area.
For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent.
Months of entry
If you’re looking to develop your career within the specialist field of early childhood education, then this course could be for you. You’ll have the opportunity to focus on current issues faced by early year professionals and you’ll study early years education. Themes include children’s rights, sociology of childhood, psychological perspectives on childhood and international approaches to early years education. The course can be tailored to suit you to help ensure your knowledge and academic skills progress throughout the course.
The course combines knowledge about practical aspects of the early years curriculum with the opportunity to bring a theoretical understanding to help to deepen and challenge your thinking.
You’ll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers; in fact we are ranked in the top ten for Education in the Guardian University Guide (2017) for the seventh consecutive year. You’ll also have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.
Titles of work undertaken by students on this course have included:
• Understanding Nigerian Educators' Perceptions of Child Voice and its impact on practice
• Early Childhood Care and Education: the future for sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa
Fees and funding
In 2018/19 the full-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students on this course will be £6,500. Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).
If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pagesfor full details of tuition fees and support available.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course enquiries (D332 & D242)
- 01484 478249