Taught course

Early Years Education (with Early Years Teacher Status)

Institution
University of Sussex · School of Education and Social Work
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Do you want to work with children from birth to five years old (including Reception) in the public and private sectors? Achieve Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) in just one year with this Masters-level course.

Early Years learning primarily focuses on the following ideas:

  • what constitutes ‘quality’ in Early Years education?
  • equity, inclusion and justice for the pre-school child and the wider family
  • ideas of communication, imagination, language and literacy, and provision for the bi/trilingual child
  • understandings of early mathematical and scientific development
  • discourses of nurture, care and attachment.

On this MA, there are two routes available:

  • an employment-based route for people already working in an Early Years setting
  • a placement route for those not currently working in the sector.

We have reviewed all our courses to ensure the best possible learning experience for September, taking account of latest information and advice in relation to COVID-19. For updates on changes that may affect contact time, assessments, fieldwork and study abroad, check Course changes for 2020-2021. These changes are not yet reflected our online prospectus information and, of course, may be revised as the situation evolves.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Co-ordinator
Email
MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1273 873870