Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University

Early Childhood and Education

This course provides access to modules from other related subject areas to reflect the multi-professional nature of interests. It enables students to make choices that will support their developing expertise in particular areas within the wide range typical of the children�s workforce. It combines a social science and educational approach to research in this subject.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree. Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made. Please note that a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for students where they are required to visit settings other than their own. For students whose 1st language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL IBT 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification.

Course modules

Early childhood modules: The development of young children�s thinking and learning in socio-cultural context; children�s rights and participation. Education theory modules: Core philosophers of education; history of British education 1750 to the present day; educational inequalities in the global age; developmental psychology (childhood). Or, education in action modules: Learning and teaching; assessment; curriculum theory; curriculum development. Research methods.

Assessment methods

The assessment is based on a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,500 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 4,500 per Whole course (home fees) 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hope Park Liverpool L16 9JD North West

Key information

Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
0151 291 3111