M.A Education: Early Childhood Studies
You’ll gain a deep insight into education. We’ll teach you to question:
- The nature of learning and teaching is in different countries and cultures
- The relationship between education and the economy
- How education is changing as it becomes marketed
- How education systems are managed
- Who takes decisions about the curriculum and teaching
- How far governments go (and how far they should go) to control education
- What the role of professional educator is
- The role schools and universities may take on in the future
- The role of education in the knowledge economy
- Whether education is becoming an instrument of capitalism.
In your first trimester, you'll study one award core module, Early Childhood: Education, Culture and Society. In addition, you'll complete the module Education and Society.
In your second trimester, you'll study the compulsory core module, Social Science Research, which introduces a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and methods. In addition, you'll take a second module: Perspectives of Outdoor Play, which includes concepts of engagement with nature, space, place, and education for sustainable development. While undertaking these modules, you'll develop a proposal and plan, and carry out research for your dissertation with the support of your supervising tutor.
In your third trimester, you'll write up your Dissertation. The Dissertation enables you to study and research an aspect of early childhood education theory, policy, or practice in-depth, while being guided by a specialist supervisor.
This course includes or offers the following modules. Please check the program document (below the main image on this page) for more information.
- Education and Society
- Research Methods in the Social Sciences
- Early Childhood: Education, Culture, and Society
- Perspectives of Outdoor Play
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
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- Exploring your options
- Gaining valuable experience
- Progressing your ideas and career plans
At Bath Spa we believe you are continually exploring your options and experiencing different pathways to progression, but that this journey is not linear. It keeps on going throughout your time with us and when you leave. Some of our services cross all three areas and allow you to explore, experience and progress all in one, such as The Bath Spa Award.
We encourage you to read resources and attend events across all stages of Explore, Experience and Progress as they will offer beneficial insight and development opportunities regardless of the current stage you are at in your career journey.
- 2 Years PSW is applicable after the course completing (Bachelors level or above).
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Normally a Second Class honours degree.
Normally a Bachelor's degree with honours and a good passing grade from an internationally recognised university or Higher Education institution
Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard will also be considered.
IELTS Academic 6.5 or 7.0
This must include a total of 75, to include a minimum 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking, and 17 in Writing.
Our postgraduate courses have differing requirements depending on the course. For specific information please see the course webpage.
For courses requiring IELTS 6.5, the PTE required score is 58 overall with at least 51 in each of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
For courses requiring IELTS 7.0, the PTE required score is 67 overall with at least 62 in each of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
We accept the LanguageCert International ESOL with an overall B2 Communicator Pass or High Pass (depending on the course)
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 01 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
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