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Course details

Subject area

Children, Young People and Families

Start date(s)

2020, 2021

Study mode(s)

Full time (1 year) Part time (2 years)

Course overview

Our MA Childhood and Education offers a unique opportunity to broaden your understanding of critical issues relating to childhood and education studies.

It is suitable for recent graduates in early childhood studies or a related subject looking to deepen their knowledge of key themes relevant to the lives and education of children and for professionals working or looking to work in associated professions and progress in their careers.

Delivered by experienced practitioners and academics, this MA offers an excellent preparation for progression in and into professional work with children or for those preparing to undertake further postgraduate or professional studies.

COURSE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL

The Student Contract

Your health and wellbeing is important to us which means that we may need to adjust elements of our courses to take into account COVID-19-related government restrictions. However, please be assured that we will do our utmost to limit any impact this has on your university experience. If you have any questions about your course, please contact us at hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Financial support

You may be eligible for a scholarship or discount to help fund your postgraduate studies.

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About this course

This course will develop your critical understanding of a wide range of topics and debates relevant to the lives and education of children. It will involve study of significant research informed perspectives relevant to the diverse and complex nature of society.

Our MA focuses on several key childhood and education themes within a framework of diversity, culture and identity which challenges marginalisation and exclusion. You will look at knowledge which underpins research as well as ethical policy, and how they both inform professional perspectives and practice.

You’ll explore key theoretical perspectives and develop critical understanding of the effects of cultural, societal, political, historical, philosophical, global and economic contexts and social exclusion on diverse childhoods and development. In addition, you’ll gain an understanding of the formal and informal contexts for development and learning within the context of related disciplines and professions, elements that are emphasised throughout the MA programme.

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When you study an MA Childhood and Education at Leeds Trinity you can:

  • Focus on your own areas of interest and/or inform and support your career development
  • Learn from academic experts and current researchers in childhood and education studies
  • Study while working, attending sessions and tutorials around your other commitments

Modules

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Core modules:

  • Introduction to Childhood, Education and Family
  • Interrogating Diversity, Marginalisation and Oppression
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation or Major Study

Option modules:

  • Sociology of Childhood and Education
  • Critical Debates in Childhood Studies

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping you achieve your academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.

The key themes of our strategy are:

  • student confidence
  • professionalism
  • social responsibility.

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

For over 50 years, we have developed a strong reputation for the quality of our teaching.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • The right tools and technology
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Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

We welcome applicants with the following qualifications and experience:

  • A good (2:2 or above) BA or BSc degree in a relevant area.
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent is the minimum requirement.
  • If needed, you will be asked to complete a pre-course assessment task where formal academic entry requirements are not met.

Student Finance

Additional costs

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • Field trips may occur during this course and they will be either fully or partly subsidised by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online

How to apply

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For more information about the Childhood and Education MA starting in September 2020, please contact us at hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk or on 0113 283 7150.