Master of Education (Early Childhood Studies)


The Master of Education in Early Childhood is developed to meet the needs of a diverse group including early childhood practitioners, teachers, local authority advisors, policy makers and Children's Services advisors.

Responding to significant developments and key debates in Early Childhood Studies; this course addresses the challenges of an expanding program of Childrens Services providers requiring new ways of working with children and their families. It will also focus on policy initiatives relating to childrens rights, learning, development and care. The course aims to address key questions and debates relating to the social, economic, cultural, technological and global context of contemporary childhood.

Programme Objectives

This program is designed to enable students to:

  • develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of Early Childhood Studies
  • apply analysis, synthesis and evaluative skills to the research and study of Early
  • Childhood Education settings
  • extend and develop in-depth knowledge of a specialist area
  • to prepare for and plan a piece of advanced research in the field of Early Childhood Studies
  • Make use of the diverse, flexible program to further their studies.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor's degree with at least an upper Second class honors; or

A Bachelor's degree with a lower Second Class Honors and two years work experience in a related field, or

A Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on 4.0 scale (B+) or the equivalent, from an accredited University.


Two (2) years (4 Semesters).