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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Plymouth Marjon University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Summary

MA Early Years is the perfect course for anyone who has an interest in developing their knowledge and skills for working in early years policy, practice and/or leadership. It considers some of the 'living contradictions' that those working in early years face on a daily basis as they balance the needs of children, families and other stakeholders.

The course is designed for both students who work in the early years sector and those who are new to the sector; it provides a fantastic opportunity to do a substantive early years research project for your dissertation.

Comprising four taught modules and a dissertation, MA Early Years enables you to explore mentoring, leadership, notions of quality and research methods within Early Years. You'll shape your own pedagogy and develop the skills to coach and support others. MA Early Years provides a high quality CPD opportunity for those who are currently working within Early Years or who have previous experience of working in the sector. In addition, it is an in-depth introduction for anyone wanting to begin a career in Early Years, with ambitions to move quickly into leadership roles.

MA Early Years is delivered two days a week for the first 6 weeks, followed by block of teaching on campus in the spring, plus one day a month and online evening tutorials. You then gain practical experience either in your workplace or on campus.

How will you be taught?

Lectures, seminars, workshops, online tutorials and one-to-one tutorials.

How will you be assessed?

Includes online blogs, essays, critical analysis and a dissertation.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,000per year

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

University information

Plymouth Marjon University

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Road, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL6 8BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    66th out of 81 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    117 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%



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