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Childhood and Education MA

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Full time | Leeds Trinity University | 1 year | SEP-22

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Youth Studies Flexible Learning Design Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

Our MA Childhood and Education offers a unique opportunity to broaden your understanding of critical issues relating to childhood and education studies.

The MA Childhood and Education is suitable for those working or looking to work in associated professions who wish to progress in their careers and for recent graduates in early childhood studies, education studies or another related subject who are looking to deepen their knowledge of key themes relevant to the diverse lives and education of children.

Delivered by experienced practitioners and academics, this MA offers excellent preparation for progression in and into professional work with children or for those preparing to undertake additional postgraduate or professional studies.

About this course

This course aims to develop your critical understanding of a wide range of topics and debates relevant to the lives and education of children. It includes the study of significant research-informed perspectives relevant to the diverse and complex nature of society.

Our MA focuses on several key childhood and education themes within a framework of diversity, culture and identity, which challenges marginalisation and exclusion.

This course involves study of significant research informed perspectives which underpin both ethical practice and policy. You will explore key theoretical perspectives and develop a critical understanding of the effects of social exclusion, and a range of cultural, societal, political, historical, philosophical, global and economic factors on diverse childhoods. In addition, you will gain an understanding of both the formal and informal contexts for learning and development within related disciplines and professions, elements that are emphasised throughout the MA programme.

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:

  • high-quality teaching
  • an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.


You will be assessed using a range of methods such as reflective portfolios, visual artifacts, essays, seminar contributions, presentations; in addition, the option modules offer a unique opportunity to negotiate with tutors how you prefer to present your evidence.

The programme includes confidence-building assessment processes which integrate formative, process and summative assessments. This allows you to learn from your progress, from your peers and to respond to feedback to inform your future academic and practical work.


You’ll develop a deep knowledge and understanding of diverse societies and the impact of marginalisation. You will apply critical analysis to modes of oppressive practice within a range of social, cultural and economic situations.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

We welcome applicants with the following qualifications and experience: A good (2:2 or above) BA or BSc degree in a relevant area.

University information

Leeds Trinity University is found six miles outside Leeds city centre and has been providing quality higher education to students for almost 50 years. The University is proud to provide a supportive community for each student and places a lot of emphasis on employability. Previous postgraduate students have gone on to become award-winning journalists, published authors and leaders of their industry. Whether you are looking for a complete...more