Early Childhood Studies, M.Sc. | University of Bolton | Bolton, United Kingdom
12 months
12950 GBP/year
7020 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Early Childhood Studies (MSc) offered by the University of Bolton offers you the opportunity to develop greater professional insight and expertise, along with essential career-enhancing knowledge of leadership, management and research.


Early Childhood Studies (MSc) offered by the University of Bolton is designed to prepare future leaders for the early years sector. This course is designed to develop your leadership, critical analysis and communication skills. You'll integrate these ideas with your knowledge of childhood development, helping you to achieve career success and champion the uniqueness of every child.

The aim of this course is to extend your already considerable professional skills and knowledge with specialist modules that deepen your understanding of areas such as equality and diversity, early years curriculum development and childhood in a global context. You'll gain critical reflection, analysis and evaluation skills that support your ability to determine the impact of professional interventions on the development of children and across the early year sector.

Students at Early Childhood Studies (MSc) at the University of Bolton will:

  • benefit from face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support.
  • explore issues from a robust research-informed knowledge base.
  • develop critical thinking and research evaluation skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Reading and Writing Skills
  • Leadership and Innovation
  • Equality and Diversity for Human Services
  • Contemporary Issues, Policy and Practice
  • Childhood in a Global Context

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally, you’ll have at least a Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.
  • We'll also consider applications where appropriate work experience can be demonstrated in lieu of, or in addition to, the published academic qualifications in line with the University’s Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) procedures.
  • You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12950 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7020 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7020 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Bolton

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.


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