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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Leeds Trinity University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

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.

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.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 11,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Leeds Trinity University

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, Leeds, LS18 5HD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 84 10

    37th out of 38

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    103 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 162
    108 67%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%


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