University of Worcester

University of Worcester

Early Childhood

The course examines current issues in the provision of care and education for children under the age of 8 with regard to practice and policy in the UK and abroad; the philosophy is that study should be relevant to the workplace, with a strong emphasis placed on reflecting on professional practice in order to bring about personal, professional and organisational improvements; these improvements impact upon the attainment, achievement, motivation and well-being of children directly, or indirectly, through improvement in the quality of service provision; this course is suitable for a range of early childhood professionals working in the early years field.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree; experienced qualified teachers without a good Honours degree.

Course modules

Modules include: approaches to educational research (research methods for professional enquiry in education); a dissertation; pedagogy, policy and practice in the early years; communication and collaboration in leading early years practice; effective early years practice and pedagogy; mentoring skills and quality enhancement in early childhood; inclusive early childhood provision.

Assessment methods

Most of the assessment is of a written nature, requiring students to read and research widely, reflect upon the material gathered and structure the synthesised ideas into critical, coherent assignments of varying styles and length.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 3,200 per Whole course (home fees) 9 months
PgCert Full-time £ 1,600 per Whole course (home fees) 12 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St John's Campus Worcester WR2 6AJ West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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01905 855111