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MA Early Childhood Education

University Of Hertfordshire

Program Overview

This MA Early Childhood Education award aims to equip students to enhance service provision at nursery, local and national level becoming or preparing to become a change agent in their own practice and in early childhood practice in general Students will build on and deepen their knowledge and understanding of practice and theory in relation to child development, curriculum design, and pedagogical leadership Through this program, students will develop and deepen their knowledge and understanding of issues relating to education practice through critical reflection, analysis, and inquiry
 

  • Excellent reputation: Ranked 1st as best university provider for Teacher Training in the UK (NSS).
     

  • Local industry connections: Benefit from our strong partnerships with over 300 schools and training providers across Hertfordshire, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Cambridgeshire.
     

  • Employment prospects: Graduates have become successful practitioners within early years settings, as well as progressing onto further study and research.

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  Location

HatfieldUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 14,750

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IELTS: 7

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The programme supports you in developing your knowledge and understanding of issues and practice through enquiry and research. The programme provides a range of module choices, but you are encouraged to bring your own ideas and focus on your own particular professional interests. This award is gained through taking an early childhood education focus for 50% of the study, including the Dissertation.
 

Applicants must have substantial experience of practice in early childhood educational settings, or must have a bachelor degree in early childhood education.
 

The MA Early Childhood Education is offered as part of a suite of awards available through the MA Education Framework.
 

Study routes
 

This programme is offered on a 1 year full-time basis, and part-time study for 2 or 3 years.
 

Why choose this course?
 

This MA Early Childhood Education award aims to equip students to enhance service provision at nursery, local and national level becoming or preparing to become a change agent in their own practice and in early childhood practice in general.  Students will build on and deepen their knowledge and understanding of practice and theory in relation to child development, curriculum design and pedagogical leadership
 

Through this programme you will:

  • develop and deepen your knowledge and understanding of issues relating to education practice through critical reflection, analysis and enquiry

  • develop your ability to critically analyse educational theory and how it links to practice

  • become a member of a supportive learning community and learn from professionals from a range of educational settings

  • become a successful practitioner researcher.
     

What will I study?
 

Taught sessions are built around discussion, discovery, shared learning and peer review with tutor support and expertise immediately at hand. All modules are constructed so that the focus of the work should be upon your individual interests and professional requirements.  
 

  • For each 30 credit module, attendance at up to 10 twilight sessions per module (or equivalent)

  • A significant amount of private study and reading

  • Independent research

  • An assignment of 4,500 words or equivalent for 30 credit modules

  • A final 60 credit module over a year with a 12,000 word assignment

  • Full access to the University’s Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and virtual learning environment

  • an honours degree (2:2 or higher) in a relevant subject such as Education, SEND, Childhood Studies, Social Sciences, Coaching, Mentoring or Counselling or other related fields. Other degree qualifications will be considered depending upon relevant professional experience in an educational context such as schools and colleges.Overseas awards need to be recognised as equivalent by NARIC
     

  • English language GCSE Grade 4 (iGCSE Grade C) or above or equivalent
     

  • a short personal statement (no more than 500 words) explaining why you are interested in education and any relevant experience (professional or voluntary) that might support your application
     

  • a work or academic reference. 
     

Applicants from non-majority English speaking countries must provide evidence of English language proficiency, equivalent to overall IELTS score 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 minimum in Writing and 5.5 in all other bands.  
 

For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page. 
 

If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-Sessional English 
may help you to achieve this level. 

UK Students
 

Full time

  • £9750 for the 2022/2023 academic year
     

Part time

  • £810 per 15 credits for the 2022/2023 academic year
     

EU Students
 

Full time

  • £14750 for the 2022/2023 academic year
     

Part time

  • £1230 per 15 credits for the 2022/2023 academic year
     

International Students
 

Full time

  • £14750 for the 2022/2023 academic year
     

Part time

  • £1230 per 15 credits for the 2022/2023 academic year
     

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University's Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed "When tuition fees change"), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

Through the choice of modules and their dissertation topic students can focus on specific aspects of their own professional development or prepare for a future role in research or for doctoral studies.

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