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Early Childhood Studies, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) Online
This Early Childhood Studies programme from London Metropolitan University is delivered by distance learning using an interactive online platform and individual academic support from tutors. 

Overview

Why study this course?

This Early Childhood Studies programme from London Metropolitan University is designed for professionals working within the early childhood workforce, including those who may not be working directly with children but are involved in developing the early childhood workforce, such as further education lecturers and local authority advisers.

Our course is a high quality, contemporary and coherent programme that has been designed to meet the needs of professionals working within the early childhood workforce. The MA offers you an opportunity to advance your knowledge, understanding and professional practice through engagement with current research and thinking in early childhood. It also involves a reflection on, and analysis of, your own professional practice.

A commitment to equality, diversity, social justice and advocacy are themes central to this programme

After the course

Career opportunities and potential continuing professional development include advisers to local and national government, further and higher education tutors, leadership roles within early childhood and doctoral research. Graduates have gone on to roles as early years educators at nurseries and play therapists at children's hospitals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
  • Distinctive Approaches in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Research Methods and the Dissertation
  • Equality and Inclusion in Early Childhood
  • Foundations of Being

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
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

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.

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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

You will be required to have:

  • a relevant honours degree (at least 2:2) and work within the early childhood workforce

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5780 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5780 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5780 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5780 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:

  • UK/EU: £960 per 30 credit module
  • International: £960 per 30 credit module

Funding

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