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Education (Early Years) MA

With a thriving community of practice, the Early Years department has a well - earned national reputation. Our tutors have all taught in schools and are experts in their own disciplines within the Early Years field.

Our MA Education Early Years Pathway offers opportunities for graduates who work in early years to extend their knowledge, understanding and skills in ways that are ‘inspiring and eye opening: it will change the way you think’ (MA Education Early Years Pathway student).

 Core Modules

Supporting Parents and Developing Communities (30 credits)

Contemporary and International Issues in the Early Years (30 credits)

Young Children's Literature, Media and Culture (30 credits)

Dissertation (60 credits)

Research Methods (30 credits)


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Waterside Campus
One year

A recognised first or second class bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). For some modules you will be required to have qualified teacher status (QTS). You will be interviewed (via Skype, when appropriate) prior to acceptance on the course.