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Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Education (11)

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Are you passionate about working with young children and their learning? Our MA in Early Childhood Education is designed for graduates from various backgrounds who want to expand their knowledge in this field. Delve into the critical issues of education and develop key postgraduate academic skills through our core modules. Our specialist modules, led by experienced academics, focus on early childhood research and scholarship. With a blended learning approach, you'll have the flexibility to study both in-person and online. No exams, just a dissertation and various assessments. Join us and explore the wide range of career opportunities in early childhood policy, practice, and research. Entry requirements apply.

About the course

Our MA Early Childhood Education is aimed at graduates (nationally and internationally) from a variety of backgrounds who wish to expand and deepen their knowledge of young children and their learning from birth to eight years.

Supported by a small team of academics, you will have the opportunity to research and develop specialist areas of expertise within the field. During the programme you will also be encouraged to reflect on the ways this learning supports your professional and career development.

Each year we are reminded of the transformational potential of education as our students move onto a PhD, are promoted, set up their own business, gain a new role or reignite their passion for an existing one. Come and join us to find out the difference it could make to you.

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Entry Requirements

A good undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) and two supporting academic/professional references. If English is not the first language an IELTS overall score of 6.0 is required, with no element below 5.5.

We recognise that some applicants may not meet these standard requirements, yet may be desirable candidates with other and appropriate skills and knowledge. In this case they may be offered the opportunity to complete an orientation module or a portfolio to demonstrate their ability to work at level 7. Applicants may be asked to attend an interview.


The rules around course eligibility mean that in some cases it may depend on how you are studying (full-time or part-time) as to whether you can apply for a postgraduate loan. To check whether your course is eligible, you can email the Student Fees Team or call 01227 923 456.

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Where will I study?

Where is Canterbury Christ Church University

Student Profile

Joanna, MA student, 2015

The MA has genuinely changed both the direction of my career and my confidence and knowledge as a practitioner. The opportunity to reflect on, and study in depth, areas of education that are of most interest to me, has allowed me to develop a professional expertise that I might otherwise not have pursued in any detail. The support of the tutors proved invaluable along the way and the links with CCCU by no means ended with the completion of the programme. I am thrilled with the impact not only on my career but on my perspective of what 21st Century education should look like.

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