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Master of Arts (MA) Early Childhood Studies

Stranmillis University College

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Stranmillis University College

  • Study mode

    Flexible learning

  • Start date

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The MA in Early Childhood Studies is aimed at professionals working in the area of early childhood - teachers, early years practitioners, social workers and family support workers in both statutory and non-statutory agencies - who are already qualified to undergraduate level in an educational or social science subject. Within Northern Ireland, services directed at the education and care of young children up to age 8 have seen unprecedented growth and development in recent years. Initiatives such as Sure Start, the implementation of the Learning to Learn Strategy and the Infant Mental Health Framework have brought early years issues to the fore.

How will I study?

Depending on the modules selected, teaching and learning is delivered through a blended approach of lectures, virtual learning activities, field visits and reflective, self-directed study. For your dissertation, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will guide and support you throughout your dissertation.

Who will be teaching me?

You will be taught, assessed and supported by an exceptional team of internationally recognised, research-informed and experienced practitioners.

How will I be assessed?

There are no written examinations. Modules are assessed by coursework.

Application deadline

10 September 2021

Tuition fees

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University information

Stranmillis University College

  • Campus address

    Stranmillis University College, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT9 5DY, Northern Ireland

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