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.

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.

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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. The University is located in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, close to four major commercial and industrial cities. By train we are half-an-hour from Manchester or Leeds, and a couple of hours away from Liverpool and Newcastle, whilst the City of London is less than three hours away.

From its roots in 1825, the University has kept its scientific and mechanical expertise and over the last 180 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.

Achievements of University of Huddersfield:

  • Queen’s Anniversary Prize (2021)
  • QS 5 Stars for internationalization (2019)
  • No. 1 in England for the proportion of staff with teaching qualifications (HESA 2019)
  • Global Teaching Excellence Award (HEA 2017)
  • No.1 in England for professionally qualified teaching staff (HEFCE 2016)
  • University of the Year (Times Higher Education 2013)
  • Top 10 in England for student satisfaction, teaching excellence and graduate employability

HESA – Higher Education Statistics Agency
HEA – Higher Education Academy
HEFCE – Higher Education Funding Council for England

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 / Examination

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. They may be required to participate in an interview.

  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.


Course Details

Ms Carol Wong
Phone: 2774 8585
Ms Cathy Lee
Phone: 2774 8527

General Enquiry

Phone: 2774 8500 or 2774 8501
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Fax: 2365 1000