International Masters in Early Childhood Education
Note: The International Masters in Early Childhood Education shall be delivered in 40 - 45 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1 during 2013-2014. The Programme shall relocate to DIT Grangegorman from 1st September 2014.
IMEC is a two-year Erasmus Mundus international Masters Programme (120 ECTS) in Early Childhood Education and Care. All students will follow a common syllabus, spending at least one semester at all three partner institutions.
IMEC is offered in co-operation between Oslo University College (Norway), University of Malta (Malta), and Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland).
- 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 rights 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.
The students will be awarded a joint Masters Degree (120 ECTS), recognized by the three Consortium partners.
For further information and application procedures, please [click here].