University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Lampeter and Carmarthen)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)

Plentyndod Cynnar (Early Childhood)

The course is designed for graduates who want to develop their knowledge and skills to a more advanced level; the programme takes a critical and analytic overview of children�s early learning and sets this in the context of social learning and societal influences; students are encouraged to take a critical approach to research, theories and beliefs about children�s learning; the crucial role of adults in that learning process, as policy makers and pedagogues, are deconstructed and debated; the course focuses on the remarkable skills of young children as powerful and competent learners; studying what they learn, how they learn, why they learn.

Entry requirements

Gradd gyntaf dda neu gymhwyster anraddedig sydd ym marn y Brifysgol o safon foddhaol er mwyn derbyn i raddau �l-raddedig. Mae�n rhaid i bob darpar fyfyriwr gael gwiriad CRB manylach. (A good 1st degree or non-graduate qualification in the opinion of the university of satisfactory standard for admission to postgraduate degrees.)

Course modules

All years: research in a changing world; well-being and learning in the early years; the reflective practitioner (the role of the adult in children�s early learning); the bilingual child; the child outdoors; sustainability and citizenship for young children; leading the early years team; self directed study; dissertation.

Assessment methods

The assessments used are written assignments of 4500 words; individual seminar presentations; oral presentations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time - 4 years
Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Carmarthen Campus Carmarthen SA31 3EP Wales

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