Early Childhood Education and Care (IMEC)

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:2 years
Local:$ 4.79k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 9.57k / Academic year(s) Deadline: Nov 1, 2021
StudyQA ranking:1028

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The aim of the programme is to integrate research, professional development and wareness and knowledge of key policy issues at an advanced level by increasing mobility, shared learning and thinking, thus contributing to achieve the goal of a unified teaching, learning and research environment, strengthening the Bologna process.

  • To integrate research, professional development and policy at an advanced level within the field of early childhood education and care.
  • To gain knowledge of the tension between general policy targets, the increasing diversity of family structures and the need to strengthen children's right as citizens.
  • To bridge the gap between quality provision and the lack of higher education and research within the field of early childhood education and care.
  • To explore the increasing pressure on early education and care systems arising from socio-economic and socio-cultural transformations, to focus not only on educational institutions but on children's early learning in a broad variety of formal and informal learning contexts.
  • To foster critical awareness of cultural and individual diversity from a political and professional perspective.

    IMEC is a two-year international Master Programme (120 ECTS) in Early Childhood Education and Care. All students will follow a given structure ??“ first semester in Oslo, second in Dublin and third in Malta. The fourth semester the students write their master thesis at any of the four partner institutions: Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Norway), University of Malta (Malta), Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland) and University of Gothenburg (Sweden).
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in or with significant relevance to early childhood educationSufficient command of written and oral EnglishComputer knowledge and skillsThe applications are evaluated by a combination of different factors. The factors and their weight are:Relevance and excellence of academic background (weight: 50%)Relevant experience and professional training (weight: 25%)The submitted statement of purpose (weight: 15%)Letters of reference (weight: 10%)
    Tuition fee for Third country students and students from Western Balkans or Turkey: 4000 Euros per semester. Tuition fee for students from the EU/EEA member states, or students who are citizens of a third country but has carried out their main activity (studies training or work) in EU for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years: 2000 Euros per semester
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    Study mode:On campus Languages: English
    Local:$ 2.09k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 2.99k / Academic year(s)
    Deadline: Mar 1, 2022 StudyQA ranking: 818