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Education (Early Years Pathway) MA
Education (Early Years Pathway) MA

Education (Early Years Pathway) MA

  • ID:UNIC440151
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • First degree at 2:2 or above from a UK or NARIC recognised university.
  • QTS or equivalent


  • Honours Degree from a UK University


  • Honours Degree from a recognised University other than in the UK


  • Applicants working in children’s services without QTS with an ordinary degree or Early Years Teacher Status or QTLS will be considered.


  • Applicants who have recent professional experience of three years or more will be positively considered.  In this case the applicants will be interviewed
  • Applicants with other qualifications/professional experience will be considered if they can demonstrate appropriate academic attainment.

English requirement

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)

Course Information

Throughout the course we encourage you to engage with other professional colleagues and specialist tutors in order to develop a secure understanding of the issues and dynamics of Early Years teaching, ultimately informing your professional practice.

There are three levels of qualification available through the MA. If you study two specified modules, you will receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Early Years). If you study four specified modules, you will receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Years). If you complete four modules and a dissertation or research thesis, you will receive the full MA in Education (Early Years).

This course enables you to:

  • critically evaluate the impact of recent legislation and policy on Early Years provision
  • enhance your knowledge and understanding of children’s development in its widest sense
  • investigate and critique theoretical perspectives in early childhood and their applications to practice
  • engage with multi-disciplinary research and literature influencing developments in Early Years policy and practice
  • critically explore developments in the Early Years field, in the UK and internationally

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Pre Courses

You may be required to complete an English Language course or Foundation program before being able to enrol on to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program.

  • Pre-sessional English Program (PEP)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Early years leader in schools
  • Lecturer
  • Researcher, policy developer in early years education

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