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M.Ed. Online

Early Years

University of the West of Scotland

36 months
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1350 GBP/module
560 GBP/module
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About

Early Years degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is primarily aimed at professionals working in the Early Learning and Childcare sector in its widest definition , including practitioners, teachers, leaders of educational settings, and those working in healthcare and social work. 

Overview

Early Years degree offered at the University of the West of Scotland is currently offered online using the University’s virtual learning environment, Moodle.The current national and international priorities focus on tackling inequality through raising attainment and reducing poverty. Current policy frameworks are underpinned by UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) and tackle inequality through supporting families, early years intervention, raising attainment in literacy, and developing responsive pedagogical practice. These approaches are core to this qualification.The MEd equips participants with knowledge, understanding and skills that will support them to pursue positions of responsibility in the areas of Early Learning and Childcare.

There is also the possibility for students to study other modules within the wider CPL portfolio that are aligned with the GTCS Standard for Career-long Professional Learning, and teachers can use modules studied as part of the MEd towards their GTCS Professional Update portfolio.

Teaching & Assessment

There is no requirement to attend ‘face-to-face’ sessions on this innovative course as it is offered online, using the UWS virtual learning environment. However, online combined with face-to-face delivery may also be an option for some cohorts.

Materials are supplied online and the system allows access to both electronic journals and e-books. Participants are required to contribute to online discussion threads on themes relevant to the modules.

The approach taken to the learning and assessment is that of reflection on and in practice thus making the theory and practice links necessary to enhance future practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Early Intervention: Policy and Practice 
  • Early Years Pedagogy 
  • Supporting & Developing Language and Literacy 
  • Supporting Professional Development Level 11 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications from interested professionals will be considered on the basis of a first degree in a relevant discipline and normally having had two years’ practical experience of working in an early learning and childcare context e.g. setting, service or school.
  • The following are considered to be relevant degree disciplines: Early Learning and Childcare; Teaching; Psychology; Social Work; Community Learning and Development; Speech and Language Therapy; and Occupational Therapy.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1350 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1350 GBP per module during 36 months.
  • National

    560 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 560 GBP per module during 36 months.

Cost of 20-credit module

Funding

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