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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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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
The MA Advanced Professional Practice (MAAPP) has been developed in consultation with local authorities as part of the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership, to support social work professionals to continue to develop their knowledge and skills as professionally capable, reflective and analytical practitioners. 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
If you work in health or social care and want the chance to boost your career prospects and level of user service, study for an MSc in Safeguarding and Promoting Child Wellbeing for the opportunity to positively influence the future – for yourself and for the next generation. Read more
This programme in Child Health reflects the need for the NHS to deliver basic academic training in paediatrics to all trainees in Scotland, and to formally cover the level 2 Framework of Competencies for Training in Paediatrics outlined by the accrediting body, Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH). Read more
This multidisciplinary programme is delivered through a blend of clinical and research expertise with a focus on delivering high standards of clinical care. Read more
The College has established and recognised links with the NHS, Social Services, and private sector companies. These links ensure that all our teaching is up-to-the-minute and responsive to employer demand.