Taught course

Early Childhood Education

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Education Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a related field is required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Join 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.

Core modules

  • 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
  • Dissertation

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

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
education@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 8177