Early Childhood Education (Online) at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Early Childhood Education (Online) (Taught)

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Course summary

Keele’s 100% online MA Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare educators for professional practice in early years settings. Whether you’re a child psychologist, school counsellor, child therapist or support worker, gain the skills to enhance your career and help take it to the next level. This programme is ideal if you are seeking to progress as an educator working with young children. Our education graduates have secured roles in a broad range of sectors and settings, including education, politics, local authorities, policy think tanks, business, national and international NGOs, the Civil Service, and the creative industries. This modular, part-time Master’s degree is ideal for professionals with busy lives and demanding schedules. We aim to remove barriers to learning, such as time, location and cost, so your studies will fit in with your existing commitments from the very beginning. Access course content at times that suit you and establish your own study schedule around existing family or work commitments. Our flexible online approach allows you to further your career without taking a career break, making space for professional development but not at the expense of other responsibilities. Choose from six start dates per year, so you can start your studies at a point that suits you for maximum freedom and flexibility. There are no geographical barriers to studying our 100% online MA Early Childhood Education programme – and students join us from across the UK and the rest of the world. This means you can meaningfully engage in your online Master’s wherever you’re based, and whatever your commitments. While you’ll never need to attend an on-campus session or face-to-face meeting, our remote learning model means you will still experience high quality teaching and learning. Your studies will be enriched by regular interaction and collaboration with tutors and peers via our online learning environment, where you will engage in group activities and discussions, meet learners from different backgrounds and experiences, and make valuable connections.


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Entry requirements

A minimum of 2:2 undergraduate degree or a UK Master’s degree (or international equivalent). Or:A third-class honours degree or an ordinary degree (without honours) or UK equivalent professional qualification with a minimum of two years’ appropriate work experience. Or: Applicants who do not hold a recognised degree will be asked to provide evidence which demonstrates a minimum of three years’ relevant experience in education. This can include a wide range of educational experiences, ranging from teaching practice, educational development, educational consultancy and advising, and a range of positions in educational organisations other than schools, universities and further education colleges, such as recruitment agencies, companies specialising in the analysis of educational institutions, government organisations, local councils, charities and NGOs/ INGOs. The evidence will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS If English isn’t your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications: IELTS at 6.0 overall with no individual component below 5.5 TOEFL overall minimum 79 PTE Academic overall minimum 50 Cambridge (CAE & CPE) overall 169 with minimum scores of 162 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking Duolingo with 95 overall including minimum 85 in each element A degree qualification taught in English and completed within the last two years TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS As these programmes are delivered 100% online, you will be required to have access to a desktop computer or laptop, with an up-to-date operating system and the ability to use an up-to-date web browser such Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Webcam access would be beneficial to online learning, as some modules require submission of videos for assessment and feedback. Usage of Microsoft Office 365 is also required (access is included at no extra cost to Keele Students). Additionally, students will be required to access their learning resources using Canvas via a web browser.

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Early Childhood Education (Online) at Keele University - UCAS