Placeholder image for Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

Supported by a small team of academics from within the Early Childhood Directorate, you will have the opportunity to research and develop specialist areas of expertise within the field.  During the programme you will also be encouraged to reflect on the ways this learning supports your professional and career development.

Early Childhood Education degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University will focus on the role early education plays in producing happy, healthy and successful children. During the programme you will have the opportunity to research and develop specialist areas of expertise within this field.

You will have the opportunity to

  • Investigate the latest research
  • Engage in critical enquiry
  • Design your own research based on issues of personal or professional relevance
  • Innovate and lead practice
  • Reflect on your professional and career development.

What can I do next?

The MA Early Childhood Education opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates from the programme have been successful in pursuing careers in a variety of contexts with roles including Lecturer in Early Years, Nursery Manager, Children’s Centre Manager, and Creative Early Years Specialist.  Some of our students have progressed on to taught doctoral programmes or undertaken PhDs based on their particular research interests whilst others have gone on to set up their own business.

Read more at https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/courses/postgraduate/early-childhood-education-19-20.aspx#jbI4T44lcGEgV8Uj.99

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing Criticality
  • Research in Context: Investigating Early Childhood Education
  • Learning Outdoors in Early Childhood
  • Children and Charities in Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education for Sustainability
  • Policy and Practice in Early Childhood Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Get a free IELTS practice test

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A good undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) and two supporting academic/professional references.
  • It is recognised that some applicants may not meet these standard requirements, yet may be desirable candidates with other and appropriate skills and knowledge. In this case they may be offered the opportunity to complete an orientation module or a portfolio to demonstrate their ability to work at level 7. Applicants may be asked to attend an interview.
  • The University normally accepts non-­UK qualifications equivalent to those outlined above and confirmed through NARIC.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12420 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part-time: £3,850

Living costs for Canterbury

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Check your fit
Check your budget and academic fit with this study

Wishlist

Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?