University of Northampton

University of Northampton

Education (Early Years Pathway)

Throughout the course there are opportunities to engage in deep-level critical reflection with professionals and specialist tutors to gain secure understanding of complex issues in the field of Early Years and inform professional practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have an Honours degree from a UK institution or equivalent. Some modules require applicants to have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) or equivalent. Applicants with recent professional experience of five years or more will be positively considered. In this case the applicant will usually be interviewed and must demonstrate suitability for the course by providing evidence of significant professional engagement in children's services at graduate level or equivalent.

Course modules

Current theory and practice in early childhood education and care; supporting parents and developing communities; promoting inclusive practice; autism in the early years; young children's rights and participation; contemporary issues in the early years; young children's literature, media and culture; documenting young children's learning.

Assessment methods

The course assessment involves essays, portfolios, presentations, practical projects and small scale studies. Students complete their final dissertation or research thesis on a topic negotiated with a tutor.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

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