Early Childhood Education MA

Anglia Ruskin University
In Chelmsford (England)

£ 6,100 - (Rs 4,97,912)
VAT incl.

Important information

  • Master
  • Chelmsford (England)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • When:
    January 2017
    other dates

Advance your knowledge of young children’s learning and develop your early years practice and professionalism. Explore areas of personal interest in early childhood education and care whilst also enhancing your research skills. There will also be opportunities to visit different early years settings.

Important information
What are the course objectives?

Work placements

There are no formal work placements for this course. If you’re already working in an early years environment then you can immediately put your new skills and experience into practice. Our course also gives you the opportunity to visit different early years settings thanks to our links with local nurseries. If you’re interested in gaining experience as a researcher you may be able to get involved with research projects run by our Department of Education and the Early Childhood Research Group.

Is this course for me?

If you have a degree in early childhood studies, pre-school education or a related subject, our MA offers a great opportunity to explore aspects of young children’s lives in more depth, examining current policies and practices to build on your existing knowledge. If that’s you, why not take this opportunity to boost your skills and knowledge? You’ll be able to link your newly-learned theories and research with your practice from the start, boosting your contribution to your workplace and enhancing your career prospects.

Requirements: A first degree, with honours, at a minimum final classification of Lower Second (2:2) or equivalent. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.


Where and when

Starts Location
Bishop Hall Lane, CM 1sS, Essex, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Child Protection
Early Years
Early Childhood Education
Special Needs Childcare
Child Care Management
Learning and Development
Child Behaviour
Child health
Childhood develpoment
Early Learning

Course programme

Modules & assessmentCore modules
  • Educational and Social Research Methods
  • Major Project
Optional modules
  • Early Childhood - Principles, Practice & Professionalism
  • Specialist Studies in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Professional Enquiry for Early Childhood
  • National & International Policy Perspectives
You will take 3 optional modules from the above list. The availability of modules will depend on whether you are a full-time or part-time student and on when you start your course. More information and guidance will be available from your course leader. All modules are subject to change.Assessment

You’ll be assessed in a variety of ways including presentations and written assignments as well as group work and peer reviews. For each 30 credit module you’ll complete an assessment of 6,000 words or equivalent. Your Major Project will usually be a written research report of around 15,000 words.

Additional information

Course fees:

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year) £6,100

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year part time) £3,050

International students, 2016/17 (per year) £11,200