University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Early Years

The MA Early Years course is designed to meet the interests of a wide range of graduate and non-graduate participants with relevant experience of working within early years settings, schools, or sectors outside of education such as children's services, health and social care. This postgraduate Education course draws upon both national international contexts in order for you to be able to explore and reflect upon current issues relating to the field of early years, including child development, children's wellbeing and approaches to early learning. MA Early Years is grounded in the belief that a multi-disciplinary approach to working with children is crucial if their needs are to be met holistically. As such we aim to promote inter-professional dialogues throughout your study. The key element of the course will be the use of your own professional experience, practice and interests to research and develop specialist areas of expertise.

Entry requirements

You should be a graduate or, if you're a non-graduate, you will need relevant experience. Full-time and part-time students, choosing modules which have a placement component as part of the assessment process, will need to provide evidence of a current enhanced DBS check (or its equivalent if you are an EU or international student).

Full-time students wishing to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the internship scheme will also need to provide evidence of a current enhanced DBS check (or its equivalent if you are an EU or international student).

Course modules

Modules include: Child development; Supporting Early Learning and one other relevant module from within the MA Education programme.

Assessment methods

Each module is normally assessed by a written assignment of 5,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus, Newport Newport (Wales) NP20 2BP Wales

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