Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Childhood Studies and Practice

The applicant will be encouraged to confront and critically reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the current childhood context, and given opportunities to evaluate not only their own work setting but also their role and the roles of other professionals in that setting. The programme will also open up opportunities to make a detailed investigations into changing practices and policies in areas of professional co-operation. The applicant will also explore, with like-minded colleagues, the barriers to effective collaborative and professional working, and investigate new solutions.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent or a postgraduate award. Applicant is expected to be working in a childhood context. Applicant will be encouraged to claim accreditation for prior learning in any field of education as well as their intended specialist area.

Course modules

Modules include: Professional coordination, safeguarding and interagency cooperation, social policy, developing and maintaining communities of practice, reflective practice, creating shared knowledge environments, identifying and developing agency discourses, health and wellbeing for children. MA also includes a practitioner report, dissertation or management study.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 5 years
PgDip Part-time - 5 years
PgCert Part-time - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
MMU Cheshire (Crewe) Crewe CW1 5DU North West
Didsbury Campus Manchester M20 2RR North West

Key information

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