Master of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education (Science Education)

Master of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education (Science Education)

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Course title Master of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education (Science Education)
Course code PMEDPESPER8
Postnominal M.Ed.(Melit.)
Type of qualification/award Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening (by Research)
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Suzanne Gatt
Delivered by Faculty of Education
The research programme in Early Years and Primary Education offers the opportunity to carry out research related to early years and primary level curricular areas in ensuring children’s holistic development as well as in preparing young learners academically, socially and emotionally for a future society. The programme is being offered in Primary Science (inquiry in science, young children’s ideas in science, out of class science) and Mathematics Education (Language and Mathematics: code-switching, mathematics register, teacher focus, pupils’ using mathematical language, activities promoting mathematical talk, pupils’ journal writing, deaf children’s, non-Maltese pupils’ experiences of mathematics).

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(a) a degree in Education with at least Second Class Honours from this University or a degree from another university recognised as equivalent for the purpose together with a minimum of one year’s teaching experience or

(b) any other degree with at least Second Class Honours together with a recognised teaching or education qualification and a minimum of one year’s teaching experience or

(c) a degree in Education or a Teacher’s Certificate together with at least five years’ teaching experience and other suitable qualifications obtained following the degree or after the Teacher’s Certificate or

(d) any first cycle degree with either a recognised teaching qualification or a Diploma in Education together with five years’ experience in an education setting.

Depending on the availability of resources, the Board shall determine the number of applicants that may be allowed to register. The Board shall announce the areas of study, the number of available places, and the criteria for selection of applicants at the time of the call for applications.

The maximum number of students that can be admitted into the course is 2 students.

Preparatory Programme

Applicants for registration under paragraphs (c) or (d) shall be required to attend an interview during which they shall be requested to provide evidence of prior experiential learning and to demonstrate that they are capable of completing the Course and may be required to complete a preparatory programme.

The preparatory programme shall comprise study-units to which not less than 30 credits and not more than 60 credits are assigned as directed by the Board, obtained with an average mark of 55% or better, prior to their registration to the Course.

Preparatory programmes shall also be governed by the Principal Regulations.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2019.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

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Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 3,900
Fee per semester: Eur 650

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
Yr 1: Eur 5,400 - Yr 2: Eur 5,400 - Yr 3: NIL
By the end of this postgraduate degree the student should be able to:

• Review literature about a particular curricular issue related to early years and primary education;
• Critically discuss literature relevant to the chosen topic area in early years and/or primary education researched;
• Develop relevant research questions and design research methodology/inquiry to obtain answers to these questions;
• Develop adequate research tools to conduct interdisciplinary research;
• Write and present academic papers for peer reviewed Journals and conference presentations;
• Write a research study account to discuss and describe the research exercise implemented
• Put forward recommendations based on key research findings with respect to early years and primary education
Teachers graduated with a first cycle degree in Education working in the primary and early years sector.
The course offers a professional development experience to graduate teachers and provides access to studies at doctorate level.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2019/0 and click here for entry points.

Last Updated: 25 July 2019

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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