Master of Early Childhood

Macquarie University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00002J

A child’s early years are key to predicting their success in school and life. Their early learning experiences are critical determining factors for their emotional, social and intellectual development. When they’re exposed to high-quality early educational opportunities, their trajectory for success is greatly improved.The Master of Early Childhood will enhance your professional and theoretical knowledge of factors that impact a child’s emotional, social and intellectual development. You’ll learn about current research and new developments in infant and toddler curriculum and pedagogy, child development, play, creative arts, language and literacy, STEM, and management and leadership in early childhood contexts. And you’ll engage critically in theoretical and policy debates relevant to those working with young children and their families.


120 credit points


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Standard entry requirements

AQF level 8 bachelor honours or graduate diploma qualification in a related field or recognised equivalentorMeet two of the following three criteria:AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification in early childhood or include a major in early childhood and/or approved by Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) or recognised equivalentApproved work experience, professional certification or other recognised prior learningAQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with a WAM of 65

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Macquarie Park International: $50,700 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
Online Campus International: $50,700 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 1.5 years

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