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MA Education with Early Childhood - Online

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    North Wales Management School – Wrexham

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    Part time: 2 Years.

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Effective Early Childhood Educators Play a Critical Role in the Development of Children

Good Early Childhood Education Practitioners can have an enormous impact on the education of young children. When successful, they can lay the groundwork for a child’s ongoing education at a critical time when they are learning emotional and social skills that enable them to interact and form partnerships with parents, teachers and peers.

In order to achieve this, effective early childhood educators need to be able to combine a deep understanding of broader educational theory and practice with theoretical and practical experience of education in the early childhood context specifically.

An Online Masters Designed for Education Professionals

This 100% online MA Education with Early Childhood degree from Wrexham Glyndwr University has been created specifically for busy working professionals in early childhood education roles. It enables students to reinforce their practical work experience with the education and early childhood theory, tools and techniques that will help them to achieve career success as a practitioner in early childhood education.

The MA Education with Early Childhood provides professionals who are working within the early years sector with a critical understanding of how educational research, theory, policy and practice intersect with the context of early childhood education in general, and with its specific professional and cultural contexts.

Study Flexibly, In Your Own Time, 100% Online

The Education with Early Childhood Masters is one of a family of uniquely flexible Masters programmes that can be studied at any time, on a range of desktop and mobile devices and from anywhere in the world. It is designed to cater for busy working professionals and fit around the challenges that they face in their everyday lives. Students don’t need to take a costly study break and can continue to earn as they learn and apply newly acquired skills and knowledge to their current role.

It is this careers-focused content and delivery that sets the online MA Education with Early Childhood programme apart, making it the smart option for early years education professionals who want to become more effective as educators and more successful in their careers.

What you will learn

The MA Education with Early Childhood programme promotes critical reflection and evaluation of learning in early childhood education in relation to global contexts and within the contexts of students’ needs and interests. The programme enhances students’ ability to conduct rigorous practice-based research and policy analysis, and to disseminate their work.

It covers fundamental elements of education and early childhood theory and practice, including:

  • Well-being and Resilience in Early Childhood
  • Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
  • Learning Technologies
  • Critical and Reflective Practice in Education
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Critical Pedagogy and Anti-Oppressive Practice

There is also a 30-credit research project at the end of the programme where students will have the opportunity to apply theory to practice-based research.

A University with Deep Expertise in Flexible Study

A key benefit of the simple fact that more than half of our students studying part-time is a deep-rooted expertise when it comes to flexible learning. The delivery of this MA Education with Early Childhood exemplifies that experience knowledge and expertise. The programme is studied entirely online in a collaborative and engaging online learning environment. It enables learners to study at their own speed, when it’s convenient.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 6,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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  • Campus address

    Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 2AW, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    84th out of 84 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    91 44%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%



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