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Masters degrees in Nursery Education equip postgraduates with the skills to engage with and reflect upon strategies for improving early years education within nurseries and schools.
Courses rage from taught MA, MEd (Master of Education), to research-oriented MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Education Studies or Child Psychology.
As a fundamental beginning to most children’s learning, high quality practice in early years education is an essential foundation for lifelong learning and development. These courses will train you to improve current practice and develop new strategies for Nursery Education.
To achieve this, you will explore policy frameworks, curriculum standards and pedagogical approaches in early years education on a national and international scale. Opportunities exist for you to research and develop specialist areas of expertise within this field, from child behaviour and cognition, to family assistance, social justice and community development.
As well as managerial roles within Nursery centres and affiliated corporations, careers may include childcare management in other organisations such as children’s homes, or professional assistance for foster families.
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The programme supports you in developing your knowledge and understanding of issues and practice through enquiry and research. The programme provides a range of module choices, but you are encouraged to bring your own ideas and focus on your own particular professional interests. Read more
This course is designed to enhance the academic and professional profile of practicing teachers, trainers and graduates working in a range of learning and teaching-related disciplines and situations, including community-based settings and formal and informal education. Read more
Do you want to work with children from birth to five years old (including Reception) in the public and private sectors? Achieve Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) in just one year with this Masters-level course. Read more
Teaching is far more than a job. For many, teaching is a calling. An opportunity to engage and inspire children and enable them to develop the skills and knowledge they need to thrive. Read more
We have a long distinguished history in training teachers. Since 1839 we have been building the teaching standards of our students and we are continually committed to each and every one of their learning experience and success. Read more
You can study this course part-time over two or three years, on campus or by distance learning. The two year route is eligible for the government postgraduate loan scheme, applicants who meet the standard criteria can apply for funding. Read more
The MEd in Early Years Pedagogue is suitable for students looking to pursue part-time study in this area. It's ideal for those seeking a qualification whilst working that will enhance professional practice. Read more
Teacher training is no longer one size fits all If you have a desire to make a difference and arm children with the skills and knowledge they need to enhance their own career prospects, but are keen to be at the heart of the classroom throughout your studies, this route is for you. Read more
This Postgraduate Diploma in Early Years with Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) has fully funded places available for 2019/2020 and leads to Early Years Teacher Status, a qualification which is growing in popularity. Read more
This flexible MA course enables you to explore the links between theory, policy and practice in education. It is designed to support professionals working in a range of education settings and is relevant for any career stage. Read more
The programme allows students to engage with current issues and debates relevant to early years education, increasing understanding of policy development and developing leadership knowledge and skills to assess the quality of early years practice. Read more