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MA/PGDip/PGCert Early Childhood Studies

MA/PGDip/PGCert Early Childhood Studies

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Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Youth Studies Early Learning Children / Youth (Social Work)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview:

This postgraduate programme draws on Froebel's understanding of the transformative power of young children's play on their thinking, and the crucial way that adults can either seek to assist or control young children’s intrinsic creativity. In adults' interactions with children, however, Froebel recognised the profound influence of the community and social context.

The syllabus is underpinned by an awareness of the influence of these social, cultural, and political contexts on young children's lives, and of the roots and structures of inequality that arise from these issues. The programme will strengthen your awareness and understanding of these influences and explore how you take account of them in action. In these respects, the programme also draws inspiration from the work of Paulo Freire, the radical and pioneering educator.

The teaching is informed by active research and scholarship in early years policy and practice, as well as leading research into young children’s well-being, thinking and understanding. There is a deep commitment to working in partnership with families and communities and to the development of students’ professionalism, advocacy, and leadership.

The programme is relevant, engaging and of professional and personal value for a variety of roles within the early years sector. For those working directly with young children, engagement with the course content will provide a platform for continuing professional development and career progression, while for those involved in early years policy or research, the course offers an opportunity to engage with up current thinking in a broad range of issues.

Career Options

Our graduates typically progress into careers in professional practice and leadership in early childhood, education, health, and social welfare.

Other possibilities are policy making, implementation, administration of early childhood services, research and developing the early years workforce in further and higher education. You will also achieve PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Modules

This module focuses on young children's developing capacity for play, thought and the use of symbols and signs to represent, think about and communicate their ideas and emotions. We consider the interconnected and multi-modal nature of children's representational languages, such as talk, narrative, mark-making, drawing, block building, construction, movement, music and dance and their links with play, thinking imagination and creativity.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

6,950

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,000

Entry requirements

General entry requirements: You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. Non-graduates with appropriate professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis by Programme Conveners. Applicants will be expected to apply and register for the full master's award. Those with a third-class honour’s degree are encouraged to complete an application as we will consider an applicant's wider circumstances in deciding on an application.

University information

Located in South-West London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The university has a long history dating back over 180 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more