Taught course

Education (Early Childhood)

University of Worcester · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

  • A first or second class Honours Degree in a relevant subject; or
  • A wide range of relevant experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Early Childhood MA examines current issues in the provision of care and education for children under the age of eight with regard to practice and policy in the UK and abroad.

Our philosophy is that study should be relevant to the workplace, with a strong emphasis placed on reflecting on professional practice in order to bring about personal, professional and organisational improvements. These improvements will impact upon the attainment, achievement, motivation and well-being of children directly, or indirectly, through improvement in the quality of service provision.

This course is suitable for a range of early childhood professionals working in the Early Years field.

Information for international students

The IELTS score for international applicants is 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each component).

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
6 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
01905 855111