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Education (Early Childhood Studies) MA

Bath Spa University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Newton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    11-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Early childhood education is recognised globally as being crucial for laying the foundations for lifelong learning and development, as critical aspects of social, emotional and cognitive development are established in a child’s early years.

During the course, you’ll develop your knowledge and understanding of how children develop and learn in social and cultural contexts. You’ll be introduced to different pedagogical approaches, including international perspectives, that will encompass a critical analysis of the cultural construction of childhood.

This Master's in early childhood education incorporates modules that will enhance your understanding and insights into developing quality educational provision for young children.

Overview

You’ll gain a deep insight into education. We’ll teach you to question:

  • The nature of learning and teaching is in different countries and cultures
  • The relationship between education and the economy
  • How education is changing as it becomes marketed
  • How education systems are managed
  • Who takes decisions about the curriculum and teaching
  • How far governments go (and how far they should go) to control education
  • What the role of professional educator is
  • The role schools and universities may take on in the future
  • The role of education in the knowledge economy
  • Whether education is becoming an instrument of capitalism.

How will I be taught?

You’ll be taught through lectures and small group seminars. There are also individual tutorials and good opportunities for extended discussion with tutors. Analysis of ideas through discussion is the key to teaching and learning in the programme. Some lectures and seminars occur during the day. Others take place from late afternoon.

Careers

Governments worldwide are now making early childhood education a priority and increasing their investment in provision for young children. You’ll acquire specialist expertise in an area of education that is rapidly expanding and opening up new career opportunities.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,045per year

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

University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    106th

  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 84 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    101 49%

    79th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    21st

    36
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.63 73%

    82nd

    12

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