University of Huddersfield

Education Early Childhood Studies MA

If you’re looking to develop your career within the specialist field of early childhood education (0-7 years), then this course could be for you.

Why Education (Early Childhood Studies)?

  • In this course you’ll reflect on a range of international attitudes to early childhood education. You’ll also consider the relationship between theoretical perspectives and aspects of practice in early childhood education.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to focus on current issues faced by early years professionals and you’ll study early childhood education in international contexts. Themes include children’s rights, sociology of childhood, psychological perspectives on childhood and international approaches to early years education. The course combines knowledge about practical aspects of the early years curriculum with the opportunity to bring a theoretical understanding to help to deepen and challenge your thinking.
  • The course is tailored around you. You can expand on your early years focus by choosing from a range of options to match your role, experience or organisation to help you progress as an informed, reflective and inspirational practitioner.
  • On this course you’ll have the opportunity to develop an understanding of critical reflection and how to employ independent learning strategies to enable you to evaluate and inform your professional practice.You’ll also develop and deepen your knowledge and understanding of educational research and be able be able to use these skills in researching an aspect of early childhood studies for your dissertation.
  • You’ll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers, and will have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.

Entry Requirements

You should have an honours degree in a relevant subject at 2:2 or above, or a professional equivalent.

The University will determine whether a degree can be recognised as UK equivalent.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Career Prospects

This MA course provides you with a broad range of module options allowing you the opportunity to tailor the programme to suit your current role and/or future career ambitions. Successful study at this level supports you in your current role, helps give you the confidence to tackle a wide range of workplace challenges and supports you in taking advantage of wider promotional and developmental opportunities.

The course offers a recognised qualification, a broadening of horizons and a chance to pursue particular areas of interest.

Course Details

Core modules:

International Approaches to Early Childhood Education
Methods of Enquiry
Introduction to Action Research
Dissertation

Option modules

Understanding Curriculum Development in Primary and Early Primary Education
Exploring Teaching and Learning
Understanding Curriculum Development in Primary and Early Primary Education
Children, Childhood and Society
Education, Society and Development
Comparative Approaches to Learning
Mentoring and Coaching
Managing Learning and Development in Organisations
Developing Effective Leadership
Critical Social Policy in Education and Public Services
Education, Extremism and Community Cohesion
Special Educational Needs and Disability: Evaluating Policy and Practice
Understanding E-Learning
E-Tutoring

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