Taught course

Early Childhood

University of Worcester · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

You will normally have one of the following: Either 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

If English is not your first language, you will be expected to have reached a sufficient standard on admission to the course (e.g. IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element).

Fees and funding

UK students
Visit http://www.worcester.ac.uk/your-home/course-fees.html for full details
International students
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Subsidised study for qualified teachers may be available. Contact for advice.

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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Dissertation60 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Admissions Office
01905 855007