University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Early Childhood Education

This course blends distance learning with face-to-face teaching. It's open to early childhood professionals anywhere in the world, including early years practitioners, FE and HE lecturers, teachers, nursery nurses, voluntary and independent providers, and inspectors and managers working in areas relevant to early childhood. Wherever you are in the world, you'll develop the skills you need to carry out high-quality educational research relevant to your own culture. Those skills include a clearer understanding of the policies, practice and theories that underpin your work. You'll discuss international approaches and educational change with leading experts.

Entry requirements

MA: An honours degree, relevant experience in the field of early childhood education and care is desirable. If you don't have an undergraduate degree, you may be able to register for the diploma and transfer to a masters course when you've completed enough coursework. English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed through a 6,000- word assignment. A final 15-20,000-word dissertation represents one-third of the MA (60 credits out of 180).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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