Master of Arts Education (Early Childhood Studies)

Master of Arts Education (Early Childhood Studies)


Why choose the University of Huddersfield MA Education (Early Childhood Studies) programme?

An Internationally Recognised Degree
The MA Education (Early Childhood Studies) programme is awarded by the University of Huddersfield. The award is a fully accredited British university degree recognised worldwide. The award carries equivalent academic status and recognition to the same degree conferred by the University to the local students in the UK.

A TEF Gold-rated University
The University of Huddersfield has been awarded an outstanding Gold rating, the highest accolade attainable, in all three aspects of the Office for Students’ latest Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2023 for four years. Only 13 Universities out of the 96 were Gold in all three ratings.

Fully Taught by University of Huddersfield Faculty
Staff at the cutting edge of their profession which along with regular performance appraisal and continuous student feedback ensures teaching quality.

Global Teaching Excellence Award
University of Huddersfield is in the top ten in England for teaching excellence and won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award recognising the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (Higher Education Academy, 2017).

Gain Knowledge about Practical Aspects of Early Childhood Education in International Context
Students will have the opportunity to study early childhood education in international contexts. The course combines knowledge about practical aspects of the early years curriculum with the opportunity to bring a theoretical understanding to help to deepen and challenge students’ thinking.

Attainable in 1 Year
Participants can complete the programme in 1 year by completing four modules and one dissertation.

Assignment-based Assessment
All modules are assessed through written continuous assessments.

Achievements of University of Huddersfield:

  • Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) gold-rated University (2023)
  • QS 5 Stars (2023)
  • The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: International Trade (2022)
  • The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes (2021)
  • No. 1 in England for professionally qualified teaching staff (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2020 & 2021)
  • Global Teaching Excellence Award (Higher Education Academy 2017)
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University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield is a long established and successful university with a long and proud tradition in teaching and research. From its roots in 1825, the University has kept its scientific and mechanical expertise and over the last 190 years has successfully expanded into the arts, business, humanities, education and health sciences. The University now has nearly 20,000 students. It is the UK’s only University where all permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

The University of Huddersfield has been awarded an outstanding Gold rating, the highest accolade attainable, in all three aspects of the Office for Students’ latest Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The University secured a Gold rating in both critical categories of student experience and student outcomes, reflecting its unwavering commitment to providing an exceptional student experience and fostering excellent student outcomes. These ratings were awarded in 2023, for four years. The University was the only university in Yorkshire and the Humber and the North West to achieve Gold ratings in all three aspects of the TEF among those announced in September 2023. Only 13 Universities out of the 96 that were announced in September 2023, were Gold in all three ratings.

The Huddersfield Business School has been awarded a coveted accreditation, AACSB, which less than six percent of institutions offering business degree programmes manage to achieve. AACSB accreditation from AACSB International ensures continuous improvement and provides focus for Schools to deliver on their mission, innovate, and drive impact.

The University has also recently been awarded its third Queen’s Anniversary Prize and a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category for International Trade, an award that is reserved for the most outstanding UK organisations.

Awards of University of Huddersfield


Programme Structure

The programme is conducted through a block teaching mode, fully taught by the University of Huddersfield academic faculty. A supervisor will be assigned to students to maintain close contact with students and to provide professional advice. Students are required to achieve 180 credits for completing the programme, which consists of five modules including a dissertation in 12,500 – 15,000 words.

Modules Credits
Developing Effective Leadership 30
International Approaches to Early Childhood Education 30
Methods of Enquiry 30
Special Educational Needs and Disability: Evaluating Policy and Practice 30
Dissertation 60

Study Format

Each module will generally have an eight week study schedule as follows:

Week 1 Pre-reading
Week 2 Saturday
9am – 5:30pm
9am – 5:30pm
Week 3 Saturday
9am – 5:30pm
9am – 5:30pm
Week 4 Self-study + Course Work – with Virtual Classroom
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8 Assignment Submission

Support from the University of Huddersfield

Online resources are available at the University of Huddersfield to all University of Huddersfield students. The excellent Online Library service provides relevant articles and journals to facilitate your studies. The hassle-free study environment assists your study whenever and wherever you wish.

Academic Skills Tutors also provide guidance about how you can develop your academic skills in order to improve your grades. The tutors provide support with general academic skills including essay writing, time management, presentations and group work skills; information technology and numeracy; research skills, as well as personal development for example confidence building and assertiveness.


Admission Criteria

  1. Entry Qualifications
    – An honours degree in a relevant subject at 2:2 or above; or
    – A professional equivalent qualification.

    Applicants who do not hold an honours degree, but possess substantial relevant professional experience will be considered for admission on case-by-case basis.

  2. English Requirements
    Applicants educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS overall band score of 6.0, with no element lower than 5.5 (or equivalent)

Programme Fees

Total fees for the whole programme are HK$96,500 to be collected in 5 instalments.

Students should note that all fees are subject to review and may be changed by the University.

*This programme is an eligible programme under The Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) provided by the Government of HKSAR. For details, please refer to:


Course Details

Ms Carol Wong
Phone: 2774 8585
Ms Toby Chen
Phone: 3628 3429

General Enquiry

Phone: 2774 8500 / Ivy Ng 3468 6023 / Shino Choi 3468 6024 / Windy Ng 3468 6025
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It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.