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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Leeds Trinity University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • 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.

It is suitable for recent graduates in early childhood studies or a related subject looking to deepen their knowledge of key themes relevant to the lives and education of children and for professionals working or looking to work in associated professions and progress in their careers.

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

About this course

This course will develop your critical understanding of a wide range of topics and debates relevant to the lives and education of children. It will involve 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 look at knowledge which underpins research as well as ethical policy, and how they both inform professional perspectives and practice.

You’ll explore key theoretical perspectives and develop critical understanding of the effects of cultural, societal, political, historical, philosophical, global and economic contexts and social exclusion on diverse childhoods and development. In addition, you’ll gain an understanding of the formal and informal contexts for development and learning within the context of 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 a personal approach to helping you achieve your academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.

The key themes of our strategy are:

  • student confidence
  • professionalism
  • social responsibility.

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

Tuition fees

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£ 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

    122nd

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 81 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    110 55%

    66th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    43rd

    13

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