University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

Early Years

This course analyses the interaction between care, learning and contexts, and the range of ways in which participants, including children, parents/carers, practitioners, teachers and other professionals, can influence the learning and care process.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or above, or equivalent; a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification in teaching; substantial experience in a relevant professional field. International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced practice in early years, contemporary issues in the early years; research in education; dissertation. Optional/recommended modules: Education and sustainability: a values based approach; small scale investigations to improve teaching, learning and assessment; inclusive education: Advanced teaching and professional practice; leading and managing change.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a written assignment per module.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MEd Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 9 months
PgDip Part-time - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Francis Close Hall Cheltenham GL50 4AZ South West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01242 714743