Wondering if I can get some advice about this or other masters courses before making a decision. I would like to start a masters this autumn so been trying to weigh up best options for fitting in study (especially as I'm still an NQT until December!), most interesting and relevant content and cost of tuition. At the moment I'm most interested in Edge Hill. I can get a good deal through ATL and I've seen on here a lot of people have gone for this option. I understand it would be mostly distance learning which is handy. Only possible drawback is lack of module choice. I have 60 credits to transfer from PGCE and it seems that with this course that means I can only do the 3 core modules. These all seem to be quite similar research-project modules, but I may be wrong! Is there anyone who could comment on this from experience? My real passion is early years and I wanted to choose modules with this theme but I suppose I could settle for basing research on early years issues. Also I'm not sure from reading the module info on their website whether a dissertation is required for this course. I've looked at Open University as well. There seems to be more flexibility in module choice, but I don't know much about the OU and how the content and level of study compares with traditional universities. The other option I'm considering is an MA at the IoE. My understanding is that this involves evening study, which would be ok for the first year as I teach in London, but who knows what will happen next year! They offer a masters in early years education which would be perfect but I get the impression (especially from the requirement of a 20000 word dissertation) that the level of study is going to be much more intense and possibly not manageable whilst working. Again if anyone is is able to comment on this it would be helpful. Obviously I need to make the decision for myself but I would be grateful for any kind of feedback that might help.