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Early Years Pedagogue

University of Strathclyde

36 months
1778 GBP/module
788 GBP/module
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The MEd in Early Years Pedagogue at The University of Strathclyde is suitable for students looking to pursue part-time study in this area. It's ideal for those seeking a qualification whilst working that will enhance professional practice.


The MEd in Early Years Pedagogue at The University of Strathclyde is recognised by the Scottish Government, and many local authorities, as a qualification that provides the opportunity for the early years workforce to develop/strengthen their specialist knowledge of the early years.

Its blended approach to learning helps to support professional training and networking across local authorities, alongside practice-based assessments.

The course develops opportunities for you to view your work in nursery and early primary settings in Scotland, in line with contemporary research and international perspectives of what makes effective early years pedagogy.

The Early Years Pedagogue incorporates the need for teachers and practitioners to critically reflect on the adult’s role in developing and understanding young children’s learning journeys and narratives alongside recognising the vital role that the environment has to play in developing health, well-being and achievement.

You’ll study

The MEd programmes are part-time over three years. Students are expected to attain 60 credits per year resulting in 180 credits.

You’ll attend a two-day induction course on campus, followed by an introductory week which will be online.

The course is delivered through the web, using Myplace, the University’s virtual learning environment.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Taking Action: Child, Family & Community Efficacy
  • Creating Stimulating Learning Environments: Indoors & Out
  • Listening to Children & Hearing their Voices
  • The Connected Child: Early Child Development
  • Leading in a Time of Change
  • Child-Centred & Child-Focused Approaches to Practitioner Research
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Early Years Pedagogue is a specialist postgraduate route for General Teaching Council for Scotland registered teachers and SSSC registered educators with a Bachelor of Arts in Childhood Practice. 
  • Equivalent qualifications, professional registration and experience will be considered for applicants outside of Scotland.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1778 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1778 GBP per module during 36 months.
  • National

    788 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 788 GBP per module during 36 months.
  • per 20 credit module


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