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Education (Early Childhood Studies)

Bath Spa University

12 months
14540 GBP/year
7855 GBP/year
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On this Education (Early Childhood Studies) course from Bath Spa University, you'll have opportunities to evaluate and critically analyse issues and challenges whilst focusing on political, ethical, cultural and social issues both in early childhood and in education in general. 

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The Education (Early Childhood Studies) course from Bath Spa University draws on theoretical insights into the study of early childhood which challenge and inspire. Children’s right to play and to learn through play are important features throughout the course.

You'll explore perspectives of outdoor pedagogy and the importance of research in early childhood education. You'll consider ethical ways to engage with children, their families and communities in areas such as education for sustainability and children’s engagement with nature.

Your final dissertation is an opportunity to explore and research a topic of your choice and is a fitting way to complete your Master’s journey at Bath Spa. This MA Education in Early Childhood Studies incorporates modules that will enhance your understanding and provide insights into constructions of childhood.


Governments worldwide are now making early childhood education a priority and increasing their investment in provision for young children. You’ll acquire specialist expertise in an area of education that is rapidly expanding and opening up new career opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Education and Society
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Dissertation
  • Early Childhood: Education, Culture and Society
  • Perspectives of Outdoor Play
  • Research and Professional

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Late applications (generally those made after 31 July) will only be considered if places remain on the course.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Some students apply for our MA having completed their PGCE with the intention of postponing their entry to the profession, whereas others apply before making a decision whether to become a teacher. Some are already teachers who wish to develop their understanding of the role.
  • The content and subject matter of your first degree is open. Some students have educational studies as a first degree, while others studied subjects from marine biology to music, or are experts in alternative fields.

Tuition Fee

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    14540 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14540 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7855 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7855 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK Part-time fee - £3,928

Living costs for Bath

808 - 1228 GBP /month
Living costs

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