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Early Childhood Studies MA

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Learning Theory

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course aims to extend your already considerable professional skills and knowledge with specialist modules that deepen your understanding of areas such as equality and diversity, early years curriculum development and childhood in a global context. Our expert team will help you gain critical reflection, analysis and evaluation skills that support your ability to determine the impact of professional interventions on the development of children and across the early years sector. Combining this knowledge with the principles and techniques of academic research and investigation will help develop your evidence-based practice, and grow your skills in evaluating options and formulating creative solutions to complex problems. Studying leadership and management styles, theories and frameworks will support you to become more actively involved in the planning, delivery and transformation of early years and children’s services. Overall, our aim is to help you gain the professional and transferable skills to move forward in your career, improving the services you provide to the children in your care and their families.

Course Highlights: Our students are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds – sharing the individual and unique educational insights and perspectives of your peers helps to enrich your learning experience; We promote research and critical enquiry helping you learn to make sound, evidence-based independent judgements. Key Features: Face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support is offered by our team of highly experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated experts. Staff and students from across our Faculty of Health and Wellbeing work closely together. By studying alongside people from related specialisms and sectors, such as youth, community and health and social care you can benefit from a wider range of knowledge and experience that supports cross-disciplinary thinking and inter-professional working. Our academic team is actively involved in early childhood studies research, helping you to explore issues from a robust research-informed knowledge base.

Career Opportunities: MA Early Childhood Studies offers you the opportunity to study and engage critically with research into the systems and social structures that support children and their families. This programme is also a good option is you’re a practitioner wishing to develop more critical and theoretical insights into early childhood practices. On this programme, you’ll have the chance to develop your critical reflection skills, independent learning and your ability to evaluate your current professional practice.

Different course options

Full time | University of Bolton | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Dissertation - Core
Critical Reading and Writing Skills - Core
Postgraduate Preparation for Research Design - Core
Childhood in a Global Context - Core
Equality and Diversity for Human Services - Core
Early Years Curriculum Development - Core
Contemporary Issues, Policy and Practice - Core
Leadership and Innovation - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have at least a Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing a quality education. Situated on a modern friendly campus near the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who have ranked the University as No.1 for student satisfaction in the North West, Complete University Guide 2020. Many of our Postgraduate courses are professionally accredited. Postgraduate study is challenging,...more