Erasmus Mundus

Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education.

The programme:

  • supports high quality European Master Programmes each of which is jointly run by a consortium of European universities and brings together students from Europe and across the world,
  • offers prestigious scholarships to enable students from around the world to engage in postgraduate study on an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course in Europe.

Students coming to an Erasmus Mundus programme can find The International Office Induction information here: 

Programmes Available

International Masters in Early Childhood Education (IMEC)

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).

Learning objectives

  • 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.

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