Taught course

Early Childhood Studies

Institution
University of Roehampton · Department of Education
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

The programme is designed for professionals from a variety of backgrounds who work with young children from birth, including those involved in education, health and social services as well as for those who are involved in developing the early years workforce such as further education college lecturers, and for non-professionals who have a particular interest in the early childhood field. Applicants are invited from individuals who either have a degree in Early Childhood Studies, Education, Social Policy, Social Administration or Health Studies, or have a degree in another discipline and an interest in Early Childhood Studies, or have a comparable professional award plus relevant experiential learning. Applicants not meeting the normal entry requirements may be required to take a qualifying assignment and/or present a portfolio of documentary evidence of intellectual and professional development resulting from prior experiential learning. Applicants not meeting the normal entry requirements may be required to take a qualifying assignment and/or present a portfolio of documentary evidence of intellectual and professional development resulting from prior experiential learning.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Early Childhood Studies at Roehampton is committed to babies and young children as people with agency and unique capacities, and to their overall wellbeing from the prenatal period.

The postgraduate programme draws on Froebel’s understanding of the transformative power of young children’s play on their thinking, and the crucial way that adults can either seek to assist or control young children’s intrinsic creativity. In adults’ interactions with children, however, Froebel recognised the profound influence of the community and social context.

Information for international students

The level of English required is ACADEMIC IELTS at 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band. See further details at http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate-entry-requirements

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
15-48 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment70
Dissertation30 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
postgraduate@roehampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 8392 3232