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Education: Early Years (Pathway) MA

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Kedleston Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

  • The Early Years pathway is right for you if you like working with young children.
  • It will make you think about where children are found and how the adults in their lives have 'constructed' the worlds in which children find themselves.
  • You will reflect on the nature of childhood; what do we really want from the children we work with? What are our early childhood institutions really for?
  • You will also be given the opportunity to look at how things have changed with regards to the expectation of having a highly qualified and professional workforce and consider adults who work in these environments.
  • The issue of leadership in the early years workforce is also explored.

The basis of the teaching and learning is teacher-led discussion. The material for each class is published online before the class, giving students the opportunity to reflect on the content and read a little beforehand. There is an expectation that you will bring your experience to the class and be willing to share in a dialogue with other student colleagues.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,700per year

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

University information

University of Derby

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  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the EU and EEA.
A comprehensive welcome and induction programme helps international students settle into university life.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 81 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    130 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%



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