This Early Years Education (Online) programme from University College London (UCL) builds upon the success of, and is closely linked to, the campus-based Early Years Education MA programme.
This online Masters degree offers students the opportunity to enhance their professional development and understanding of national and global issues in early learning, early years policy and curricula; to critically evaluate a range of literature about young children’s learning and best practice in early education; and to develop their understanding of research methodology with and about young children.
Students conduct their own small-scale research project in a setting of their own choice, written as the Dissertation. Part-time students do this during their second year of study.
Students can expect to study an average of 300 hours per 30-credit module and 600 hours for the Dissertation. The number of weekly study hours can vary during the programme. As a general guide, students following the suggested 2-year programme structure can expect to study 7-14 hours per week and 1-2 hours per day.
Graduates of the MA Early Years Education (Online) are currently working as advisers to local and national governments; as nursery, children’s centre and senior leaders; and as further and higher education tutors. Some have become early years doctoral and funded researchers.
This programme will enable students to understand and reflect on current knowledge of international early years policy and practice; to raise awareness of research into early childhood practice and of research methods and approaches relevant to the field of study; and to enable critical understanding of policy development in early childhood services, at a local, national and international level.
Programme StructureCompulsory modules
- Early Childhood Education
- Contemporary Issues in the Early Years
- Leadership in Early Childhood Education
- Researching Early Years Education
- Dissertation in Early Years Education
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.
DisciplinesEducation Educational Psychology Early Childhood Education View 23 other Masters in Early Childhood Education in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Appropriate experience of working with young children is desirable. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
International22200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22200 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10800 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £5,400
- International: £11,100
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