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    21 March 2018

Course content

Our MA Education: Early Childhood is a flexible programme which offers you the opportunity to explore the links between theory, policy and practice in education. Throughout the course you will develop your knowledge based on a wide range of critical perspectives and will be supported in focusing your research on your particular interest in Early Childhood. 

This course engages you with current issues and debates in education, enabling you to gain critical awareness and understanding and to develop new insights. You will engage in research and advanced scholarship in the discipline and will develop as a self-directed, independent learner who is able to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively.

Our MA in Education: Early Childhood includes innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment which are supported by a team of tutors who are also active researchers. We have designed the programme to enable you to study with others who are interested in a wide range of educational issues; for example Early Years teachers, play workers or Children’s Centre managers, those working in primary, secondary, post-compulsory or higher education; libraries and archive professionals; people working in museum education; or individuals with mentoring roles.

Course structure

This flexible course enables you to apply your experience in Early Years education by selecting areas of focus for assignments to support your professional practice and academic interests. In the final stage of the course you will undertake a dissertation where you will to research in depth one particular theme of your choice.

Our MA course in Education: Early Childhood can be studied full-time (typically over three academic semesters) or part-time (typically 3 years). The full-time option may be more suitable if you are taking a break from employment or following on from undergraduate study.

Programme specification

Further information on this course is available in the programme specification. Please note that the programme specification relates to course content that is currently being studied by students at the University. For new programmes, the programme specification will be made available online prior to the start of the course.

Learning support

York St John University works hard to create an inclusive environment for all our students. We offer a range of learning support services to assist students throughout their studies.

Visit the Education: Early Childhood (MA) page on the York St John University website for more details!




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