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Institute of Early Childhood

Higher Degree Research - PhD and Master of Research

The Institute of Early Childhood) and the affiliated Children and Families Research Centre (CFRC) welcome postgraduate research students from Australia and around the world.

Early Childhood postgraduate research specialisations at Macquarie University include international early childhood development, emergency and post conflict  issues for young children, literacy and language, policy, pedagogy and leadership, early childhood, mathematics, science and technology and the arts in early childhood.

Higher degree research candidates include those undertaking a Master of Research and/or a PhD degree. Candidates at the Institute of Early Childhood and the Research Centres have full access to University facilities, including high quality office space, IT technology and a designated area within the central library. Candidates are eligible for financial support to assist with their field work and their participation at conferences around the globe.

Why choose Early Childhood Studies at Macquarie University?

Please contact

Professor Jacqueline Hayden Dr Fay Hadley Alexandra Loveday
Co - Director of Higher Degree Research Program
Institute of Early Childhood
Co - Director of Higher Degree Research Program  
Institute of Early Childhood
HDR Co-ordinator, Education and Early Childhood
Faculty of Human Sciences
Tel: +61(0) 412 317 706 Tel: +61 2 9850 9833 Tel: +61 2 9850 8638

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The early childhood area of specialization covers a wide field. Higher degree research candidates undertaking a PhD, MPhil or Master of Research degree are able to pursue research programs in a number of areas from a variety of theoretical perspectives. For application forms, closing dates, and other information, please visit the Higher Degree Research Office website.