Education: Early Childhood
School of Education,
Faculty of Social Sciences
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
Two core modules (1 and 4) and two subject-specific modules (2 and 3).
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.
1 year full-time
A 2:1 honours degree in a related field. We may be able to accept a 2:2 degree if you have a minimum of 12 months' relevant work experience.
We may also accept applicants with a 2:1 honours degree in a non-related field who have a minimum of 12 months' relevant work experience.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 8177
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.