Description

Advance your knowledge of young children’s learning and develop your early years practice and professionalism. Explore areas of personal interest in early childhood education and care whilst also enhancing your research skills. There will also be opportunities to visit different early years settings.

If you have a degree in early childhood studies, pre-school education or a related subject, our MA offers a great opportunity to explore aspects of young children’s lives in more depth, examining current policies and practices to build on your existing knowledge. If that’s you, why not take this opportunity to boost your skills and knowledge? You’ll be able to link your newly-learned theories and research with your practice from the start, boosting your contribution to your workplace and enhancing your career prospects. Taught by experienced tutors who are passionate about using insights from research to enhance the lives of young children and their families. The course focusses on early childhood education from birth until eight years old and you’ll graduate with a valuable postgraduate qualification.

Study Details:

MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Core modules

  • Educational and Social Research Methods
  • Major Project
Optional modules
  • Early Childhood – Principles, Practice & Professionalism
  • Specialist Studies in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Professional Enquiry for Early Childhood
  • National & International Policy Perspectives

Student Destinations

Are you working with children, or do you intend to work with children in the future? If so, our MA will enhance your career. It provides a highly relevant professional development opportunity for you whether you’re an early years or pre-school teacher, a manager in a childcare setting, a family support worker or an early years consultant. It’s also a great starting point if you’re looking for a career in academia and is a step towards a PhD or EdD.

Fees

UK/EU students, 2017/18 (per year) £7,100 UK/EU students, 2017/18 (per year part time) £3,550 International students, 2017/18 (per year) £11,900

Entry Requirements

A first degree, with honours, at a minimum final classification of Lower Second (2:2) or equivalent.

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