Stranmillis University College

Stranmillis University College

Early Childhood Studies

The course develops and enhances the knowledge and skills of early years practitioners as they improve the outcomes and opportunities for children, families and communities; provide new opportunities to study in this specialised field of early childhood studies; deepen student's capacity to manage their own learning.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent qualification in a related discipline. Applicants who do not meet the requirements above will be considered on an individual basis, where there is evidence of relevant experience. Applicants may be required to attend an interview to determine their suitability for entry.

Course modules

Modules may include: Critical perspectives on early years care and education; international perspectives in early years care and education research; methods and methodologies in educational research; advanced theoretical perspectives on children's crisis and trauma; quality pedagogy in early years care and education; early years science and outdoor classrooms; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework, including written assignments, seminar presentations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,400 per Year abroad (home fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 733 per Module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stranmillis University College Belfast BT9 5DY Northern Ireland

Key information

Academic Registry
Telephone number: 
028 9038 4263