Early Years Education (with Early Years Teacher Status) MA

Key information

Duration:
1 year full time
Start date:
September 2024
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This course is now closed for international applicants. It remains open for UK applicants. The deadline for UK applicants is 1 September 2024.

Do you want to work with children from birth to five years old (including Reception) in the public and private sectors? Achieve Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) in just one year with this Masters-level course.

Early Years learning primarily focuses on the following ideas:

  • what constitutes ‘quality’ in Early Years education?
  • equity, inclusion and justice for the pre-school child and the wider family
  • ideas of communication, imagination, language and literacy, and provision for the bi/trilingual child
  • understandings of early mathematical and scientific development
  • discourses of nurture, care and attachment.

On this MA, there are two routes available:

  • an employment-based route for people already working in an Early Years setting
  • a placement route for those not currently working in the sector.

As a student on the employment-based route, you’d normally work in an Early Years setting within about 90 minutes’ travelling distance from our campus. This is so you can attend teaching on campus as well as work within your placement setting. University staff also need to be able to support you on your placement.

As a student on the graduate route, we’d seek to place you within similar travelling distance of our campus. We welcome applicants currently not living within 90 minutes of campus. Please note that, if your application is successful, we would expect you to relocate so we can give you the appropriate level of support in your work and studies. 

This course is currently funded by the UK GovernmentThere is currently no fee to pay for UK students. There are also training bursaries if you’re on the employment based route. Find out more on the UK Government web pages.

We understand that deciding where and what to study is a very important decision. We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, if we need to make material changes, for example due to government or regulatory requirements, or unanticipated staff changes, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.

My MA pushes me academically and gives me practical experience with a range of age groups in different settings. It’s made me confident to work at a higher level sooner in my career.”Sabrina Varley
Early Years Education (with Early Years Teacher Status) MA graduate
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Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Degree requirements

Licenciado/Titulo with a minimum final mark of at least 6.0-7.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Grade C+).

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Degree requirements

A 4-year Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of at least 3.2/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Degree requirements

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a minimum final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with a minimum second class lower division or CGPA 2.7/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA 3.0/4.0 (grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a minimum final mark of at least 4.5-5.0/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum overall mark of at least 70% - 80% depending on your university. Sussex uses the Shanghai Best Chinese Universities Ranking to inform offer levels.  

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both a Degree Certificate and Graduation Certificate.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Degree requirements

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad’ and a minimum CGPA of 3.0.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a minimum final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Denmark

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum overall mark of at least 7 (Fair Performance).

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a minimum final mark of at least 15/20.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a university with a minimum overall grade of at least 70%.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Degree requirements

Licence with mention assez bien or Maîtrise with a minimum final mark of at least 12.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a minimum final mark of 2.7 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a public university with a minimum second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Degree requirements

Ptychion from an AEI with a minimum final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with a minimum second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum overall mark of at least 50-65% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from an 'A' accredited university with a minimum CGPA of 2.8/4.0. 

Bachelors degree from a 'B' accredited university with a minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a minimum final mark of at least 14.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Degree requirements

Diploma di Laurea with a minimum overall mark of at least 101.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or 75%.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum overall mark of 3.75 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/CGPA 2,67.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with a minimum second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 13/20.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Degree requirements

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.7/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a minimum final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Degree requirements

A 4-year Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum second-class lower division or CGPA of at least 2.8-2.99/4.0, 3.0-3.49/5.0, or 4.0-4.6/7.0.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum overall grade of C.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Degree requirements

Four-year bachelors degree with a minimum overall grade of 60% or Masters with a minimum 55%.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum of at least 70% or CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Degree requirements

Bachelors with a minimum final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a minimum final mark of at least 12/20 from a public university or 14/20 from a private university.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Degree requirements

Masters degree with a minimum of 1.75/5.0 (where 1 is the highest) or 3.5/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum overall CPGA of at least 2.8 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Degree requirements

Bakalavr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.0/5.0 or 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with a minimum second-class lower division or CAP 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Degree requirements

Bachelors (honours) degree with a minimum second-class division 2.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 3.0/4.5 or 2.8/4.3 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a minimum final mark of at least 2/4 or 6/10.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Degree requirements

Bachelors Special degree with a minimum lower second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Degree requirements

Licence or Diplôme with a minimum 4.5/6 or 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum overall mark of at least 65%-75% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.5 -2.8/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Degree requirements

Lisans Diplomasi with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.6 - 2.8/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with a minimum CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10.

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both proof of graduation in addition to your transcript.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Degree requirements

Masters degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with a minimum second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

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Subject-specific requirements

If you are a graduate:

  • your qualification can be in any subject.

If you are currently working in the Early Years sector:

  • your qualification can be in any subject
  • you must be currently working in a UK school or nursery in an Early Years or Foundation class setting.

You must have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject.

Note: If you have achieved Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you are eligible to apply for the course. You can’t receive funding from the government, but you may be eligible for exemption from the practice-based course modules, and still be awarded an Early Years Education MA on a self-funding basis. Email MAEYTSadmin@sussex.ac.uk for more information.

 

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Advanced level (7.0 overall, including at least 6.5 in each component).

IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. Find out more about IELTS

We accept IELTS One Skills Retake.

We do not accept IELTS Online.

 

Check full details of our English Language requirements and find out more about some of the alternative English language qualifications listed below

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

185 overall, including at least 176 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

185 overall, including at least 176 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

LanguageCert International ESOL SELT

International ESOL SELT C1 with a minimum of 33 in each component.

LanguageCert International ESOL scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. Find out more about LanguageCert SELT

We only accept LanguageCert when taken at SELT Test Centres. We do not accept the online version.

Pearson (PTE Academic)

67 overall, including at least 62 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

We do not accept the PTE Academic Online test.

TOEFL (iBT)

95 overall, including at least 22 in Listening, 23 in Reading, 23 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

We do not accept TOEFL (iBT) Home Edition.

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language (Grade 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Level 5, including at least 4 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 80%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 80%

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Grades A - C in English language

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 1119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-6 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades A1-C6 (1-6) in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Country exceptions

Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirement. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this, we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

List of exempt countries: 

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada**
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • The British Overseas Territories
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check

Yes. All candidates offered a place on the course will be required to satisfactorily complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, including a check of all cautions and warnings as well as convictions, before their place on the course is confirmed. International students will additionally be required to obtain a recent criminal record certificate from their home country. A list of admissible certificates can be found on the UK Government website: Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

Health check

Yes. You will be required to have a satisfactory Health Check. Note that if you are on the graduate route the University will pay the costs of this check directly on your behalf.

How to apply

You apply to Sussex using our postgraduate application system

 

InterviewsYes
Personal statement

Yes. You must submit a personal statement as part of your application. 

Find out how to write a personal statement

UK teaching qualification

Please note that this course awards a professional qualification specifically for teaching in the UK.

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

For details on any additional costs, check out the Fees and scholarships section.

Application deadlines

This course is now closed for international applicants. It remains open for UK applicants. The deadline for UK applicants is 1 September 2024.

We strongly recommend an earlier application where possible, as some courses are in high demand and may close before the above dates. Find out more at How to apply for a Masters course

Modules

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

All year
Autumn teaching
Autumn and spring teaching
Spring and summer teaching

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

We’ll do our best to provide as much optional choice as we can, but timetabling constraints mean it may not be possible to take some module combinations. The structure of a small number of courses means that the order of modules or the streams you choose may determine whether modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown here.

American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid

If you’re receiving – or applying for – USA federal Direct Loan funds, you can’t undertake your placement/internship in the USA if the number of credits for the placement/internship exceeds 25% of the total credits for your course. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid 

Our experts

Fees and scholarships

How much does it cost?

Fees

Home students:
£7,000 per year for full-time students
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
£7,000 per year for full-time students
International students:
£7,000 per year for full-time students

If you’re a self-funded international student, you’re required to pay a tuition fee deposit. Find out more about Masters tuition fee deposits

Additional costs

Note about additional costs

Please note that all costs are best estimates based on current market values. Activities may be subject to unavoidable change in response to Government advice. We’ll let you know at the earliest opportunity. We review estimates every year and they may vary with inflation. Find out how to budget for student life.

DBS check and health assessment

When you register at Sussex, you’re charged fees for mandatory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and health assessments. If you get a bursary, you pay for your DBS, it costs around £40. You also pay for your health assessment which costs between £6 to £90 though this may vary if, for example, clinical supervision is required. If you don’t get a bursary, DBS and health assessments are subsidised.

Travel to and from placements

This course has mandatory placements. If you receive a bursary for your studies, you pay for some or all of your travel. Reasonable travel costs are subsidised for some students without access to bursaries.

Criminal record certificate

International students will be required to obtain a recent criminal record certificate from their home country. A list of admissible certificates can be found on the UK Government website: Criminal records checks for overseas applicants

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

Find out about our terms and conditions

How can I fund my course?

Scholarships

Our goal is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to regardless of financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique people.

UK Government funding

This course is funded by the UK Government if you’re eligible to study and work in England for the duration of the course, and meet the other eligibility criteria. Find out more at GOV.UK: Early years initial teacher training.

Working while you study

Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

Careers

This MA with Early Years Teachers Status (EYTS) offers the opportunity to combine Masters-level study with practical experience of teaching and researching in the Early Years Foundation Stage. You deepen your knowledge and understanding of educational theory and practice, and develop your skills in:

  • research and analysis
  • presentation and communication
  • critical reflection.

With these skills you’ll have a wide range of educational careers open to you – nationally and internationally.

If you’re a professional in employment, this course gives you excellent opportunities for career development and progression into Early Years leadership in a range of private and state-maintained settings.

If you’re a new graduate, it provides a springboard into Early Years teaching in both the public and private sector. 

As a qualified Early Years Teacher with EYTS, you can teach within private nursery and day-care settings. Free Schools and Academies can employ you to teach Reception children as a full class teacher, while in state-maintained nurseries or Reception classes, you will be qualified to teach with the support of a member of staff with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The terrain of Early Years educational provision is fast changing. This Masters course has been designed to equip you with all the necessary skills and dispositions to lead in this sector. 

Graduate destinations

Recent Early Years Education (with Early Years Teacher Status) MA graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • reception teacher, Seaside School, Lancing

  • deputy manager, Blueberry Nursery, Hove

  • room leader, Wise Owls Nursery, Brighton. 

(Department of Education careers database)

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