A good honours degree in a related field is required.
Months of entry
Course contentJoin education professionals from all over the world for a postgraduate course that will advance your career. Our graduates work in the UK and overseas in schools, universities, and local and national government. Some are teachers and lecturers. Others use their skills in policy development, education, administration, psychology and social work.
This one-year, full-time course covers a broad range of issues, encourages students to reflect on their experiences of early childhood education current policy and addresses theory and research relevant to their interests.
- Critical Issues in Education and Educational Research
- Early Childhood 1: Development, Learning and Curriculum
- Early Childhood 2: Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education
- The Practice of Research
Structure, teaching and assessment
Two core modules and two subject-specific modules.
Teaching and learning takes place via lectures, seminars, tutorials, discussion, active inquiry and investigations. Regular meetings with a personal tutor support and encourage your learning and understanding.
A weekly tutorial and a Study of Education course accompanies the taught modules.
There are no formal written examinations and assessment is by coursework and a 15–20,000-word dissertation.
Information for international students
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
part time by distance learning
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 222 8177