Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

International Approaches to Early Childhood Education

This programme is aimed at graduates and graduate practitioners keen to examine international approaches to early childhood education (ECE). Students are offered the opportunity to: Compare Montessori�s ideas with other approaches; critically engage with the theoretical and practical issues of ECE; enhance their learning with a European placement (also open to international students).

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (minimum 2.1); some practical experience in an early childhood setting; a DBS check (for students undertaking a placement). International students should also hold IELTS English Language at a minimum of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: The philosophy of Montessori education; research methods; international approaches to early childhood curriculum; democracy and participation in ECE; the reflective practitioner; global issues and constructions of childhood.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed via coursework, presentations, academic writing, reviews, projects, individual and group presentations, case studies, vivas and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 12 months
MA Part-time day - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0151 231 5090