Early Childhood Studies & Practice

NUI Galway


Course Name Early Childhood Studies & Practice
Course Provider NUI Galway
Course Code 95255 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Distance, Online
Location (Districts) Galway City
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Next start date September
Application Date

Expand+Early application is advised as offers will be made on a rolling basis


The closing dates for each course varies, but are typically from mid-July to late August each academic year.


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Duration Duration 2 years, part-time
Mode of study Blended learning
Course Fee Fees:
EU: Year 1 €4,200, Year 2 €3,700
Non-EU: Year 1 €4,700, Year 2 €4,200
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Special Entry Requirements
Academic: Minimum 2.2, NFQ Level 8, primary degree award in Early Childhood Studies and Practice or in a related discipline.
Experiential: Minimum 3 years relevant working experience, or equivalent required.


Course Content

Expand+Who is this course for:
This course is aimed at people who may already possess a recognised degree qualification and who wish to upgrade to a postgraduate qualification in a part-time, flexible manner. This will increase their opportunities to progr...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 (45 Credits)

Required EYS1113: Historical Perspectives of Childhood and Family Life

Required EYS1115: Contemporary Perspectives on Play, Learning and Pedagogy

Required EYS1114: Integrated Community Based Work Practices


Assessment Method assessments methods are used throughout the course which will enable learners to demonstrate capabilities and competencies as well as academic knowledge. Methods may include written assignments, reflective journals, e-learning and multi-media exercises, group projects, practical assignments, presentations and reports, though this list is not exhaustive.
Number of Credits ECTS 90 ECTS
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What career or further study opportunities are there?
Graduates of this course will be well-placed to take on leadership and developmental roles, impacting progressively on the ever-evolving Irish ECEC sector. Potential roles include teaching and r...

Further Enquiries Suzanne Golden
Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development
Nuns' Island
NUI Galway
Tel: 091 492659
Email: suzanne.golden@nuigalway.ie
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