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  • Objectives
    examine their work within the changing field of early years provision further understand and support children’s learning and development develop research skills and conduct small-scale projects. examine current policies study international developments critically evaluate a range of literature enhance their understanding of early childhood education and care from birth to eight.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Usually a first degree and two years' full-time experience of working in education. Applicants without a first degree may be registered for a Diploma in the first instance, with transfer to the Masters on completion of satisfactory coursework. Our standard English requirements for overseas applicants are: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each part), or TOEFL 575 with TWE 4 or above(paper-based), or TOEFL 234, TWE 4 or above (computer based) or equivalent.
  • Academic Title
    MA Early Childhood Education
  • Course description
    The MA in Early Childhood Education is a unique, internationally renowned course, which has been running successfully since 1998, designed for a range of early childhood professionals including: early years practitioners, FE and HE lecturers, teachers, nursery nurses, voluntary and independent providers, advisors, inspectors and managers working in areas relevant to early childhood.

    Students living all over the UK and many other countries including Japan, India, Malta, Czech Republic, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Cyprus and Vietnam have successfully completed the course and applications from all over the world are welcomed.

    The course covers a broad range of issues, encourages students to reflect on their practice, on current policy, and addresses theory and research relevant to their interest.

    Course Content

    -Early Childhood Education: History and Policy
    -Developing Learning and the Curriculum
    -Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education
    -Research Methods in Education.

    Attendance at five compulsory residential weekends in Sheffield

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