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Masters degrees in Childcare train postgraduates in how to care for infants and young children, from sixteen weeks to approximately 13 years. Programmes cover a variety of care provisions, from child minding to day-care centres, and may include the ability to specialise in caring for vulnerable children.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Child Health & Social Care and Childhood Practice. Entry requirements typically include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Childhood Studies, Social Work or Social Science.
On one of these courses, you’ll learn to work with a range of children, families and other care providers, studying how to offer support to young children in several contexts. Depending on your interests, you may choose to work with children who suffer from disability and illness, or those in vulnerable settings.
For example, you might explore service provision such as community welfare and social care, whereby professionals support disadvantaged children and families within the community.
You might also explore other settings such as children’s homes, foster homes, rehabilitation units or juvenile correction centres.
As well as the careers mentioned above, you could also find work within public administration or humanitarian aid, to name a couple of possibilities.
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Drawing on current research across the social sciences, government guidance, and legislative frameworks, this degree focuses on the issues that are key… Read more
The MA in Childcare Law and Practice is a popular and successful course. It has been fully revised and redesigned in line with other MA courses at the University to facilitate exchange of modules and a longer period of individual research. Read more
Gain an advanced understanding of how children learn and develop through play with our Master’s degree in Developmental and Therapeutic Play. Read more
Sound professional practice in social work requires you to integrate theory and research with your practice. To do this, you need to be able to reflect on your work critically and think about your practice creatively. Read more
We scrutinise the differing political and ethical claims on childhood and youth that inform contemporary policy and practice. You’ll be exposed to new and original ways of thinking about children and young people. Read more
Please note we are only taking enquiries for entry September 2021. This course aims to enhance your understanding of evidence-based child health, the scientific basis of childhood diseases and their diagnosis, and treatment of important paediatric conditions. Read more
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