MA in Education: Early Childhood Studies

Bath Spa University

Program Description

MA in Education: Early Childhood Studies

Bath Spa University

MA in Education: Early Childhood Studies

This course will enable you to develop expertise in this growing area of education and become a specialist in promoting high quality practice in early years settings.  Early Years Education is now recognised globally as crucial for laying the foundation for lifelong learning and development.  Critical aspects of social, emotional and cognitive development are established in the first five years of life emphasising the importance of this phase of education.


Why study Education: Early Childhood Studies?

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of how children develop and learn, along with the most effective ways to create an enabling learning environment. You will be introduced to different pedagogical approaches, including international perspectives, which will include a critical analysis of the role of the adult in supporting young childrens’ learning.  The course incorporates various elective modules which will enhance your skills and insights into developing quality educational provision for young children.

 

Course structure

The course is structured over three trimesters (thirds) and totals 180 credits (90 ECTS). It is available in campus-based mode, low-residency mode or online-only. You can start in September or February and will study for 60 credits per trimester. In your first trimester you will study the MA Education core module Education: Economics, Politics and Society (30 credits) plus your award core module (30 credits). In the second trimester you will study the core module Social Science Research (30 credits), plus two 15-credit elective modules, one of which may be a shared elective from another MA award. In your third trimester you will research and write your Dissertation (60 credits) on a topic relevant to your award. If you take the low residency option, the face-to-face teaching of all modules will take place during two 2-week intensive blocks (typically in September and February).

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Feb. 2017
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
6,000 GBP
Information
Deadline
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
United Kingdom Bath, England
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End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 6,000 GBP
-UK/EU; £10,905 - non EU
Start date Feb. 2017
Place
United Kingdom Bath, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 6,000 GBP
-UK/EU; £10,905 - non EU