Education (Early Years Pathway) MA

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1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
October

Overview Updated 15/10/2018

Our MA Education Early Years Pathway offers opportunities for graduates who work in early years to extend their knowledge, understanding and skills in ways that are ‘inspiring and eye opening: it will change the way you think’ (MA Education Early Years Pathway student).

We have a long standing reputation for high quality teaching and research and we are dedicated to transforming the lives of children and young people in the UK and around the world. With a thriving community of practice, the Early Years department has a well-earned national reputation. Our tutors have all taught in schools and are experts in their own disciplines within the Early Years field.

Course

Highlights

  • Specialist pathway for Early Years.
  • Option to study PG Cert, PG Dip or MA.

Additional

Information

Further information

For further information about our Education (Early Years Pathway MA), come along to our next Open Day to get a taste of postgraduate life at the University of Northampton or contact our enquiries team study@northampton.ac.uk.

Course Details

Throughout the course we encourage you to engage with other professional colleagues and specialist tutors in order to develop a secure understanding of the issues and dynamics of Early Years teaching, ultimately informing your professional practice.

There are three levels of qualification available through the MA. If you study two specified modules, you will receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Early Years). If you study four specified modules, you will receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Years). If you complete four modules and a dissertation or research thesis, you will receive the full MA in Education (Early Years).

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Once you have completed the MA, you will be well placed for opportunities in Early Years leadership in schools, lecturing in further or higher education, as well as research and policy development in Early Years education.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

To study this course, you will need an honours degree from a UK institution or equivalent. We also require that you have Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent for some modules.

Alternatively, if you have five or more years of experience, we will also consider your application. We ask that you demonstrate your dedication to children’s services with recent experience at graduate level or equivalent.

Course Content

  • Research Thesis (60 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM100
    Core Module N
  • Supporting Parents and Developing Communities (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM073
    Core Module N
  • Promoting Inclusive Practice (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM009
    Core Module N
  • Autism in the Early Years (30 Credits)
    Module code: SENM029
    Core Module N
  • Young Children's Rights and Participation (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM103
    Core Module N
  • Contemporary and international Issues in the Early Years (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM072
    Core Module N
  • Young Children's Literature, Media and Culture (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM101
    Core Module N
  • Documenting Young Children's Learning (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM102
    Core Module N
  • Organisational Based Project (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM075
    Core Module N
  • Advanced Practice in Early Childhood Education (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM130
    Core Module N
  • Perspectives on Leadership and Management (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM122
    Core Module N
  • Dissertation (60 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM079
    Core Module N
  • Research Methods (30 Credits)
    Module code: EDUM077
    Core Module N

Alumni 20% Discount

Our Graduate Discount Scheme

If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

Postgraduate Loan

Get funding to study

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student finance England.

Visit the GOV website for more information on eligibility.

*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

Please note to be eligible for a postgraduate loan for this course you must be studying the full 180 credits.

If you have previously studied a PGCE and have APL modules you will not qualify for a loan from Student Finance England.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,625
Part Time: £1,100 per 30 credit module

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 15/10/2018

  • Our MA Education Early Years Pathway offers opportunities for graduates who work in early years to extend their knowledge, understanding and skills in ways that are ‘inspiring and eye opening: it will change the way you think’ (MA Education Early Years Pathway student).

    We have a long standing reputation for high quality teaching and research and we are dedicated to transforming the lives of children and young people in the UK and around the world. With a thriving community of practice, the Early Years department has a well-earned national reputation. Our tutors have all taught in schools and are experts in their own disciplines within the Early Years field.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Specialist pathway for Early Years.
    • Option to study PG Cert, PG Dip or MA.
  • Throughout the course we encourage you to engage with other professional colleagues and specialist tutors in order to develop a secure understanding of the issues and dynamics of Early Years teaching, ultimately informing your professional practice.

    There are three levels of qualification available through the MA. If you study two specified modules, you will receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Early Years). If you study four specified modules, you will receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Years). If you complete four modules and a dissertation or research thesis, you will receive the full MA in Education (Early Years).

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Further information

    For further information about our Education (Early Years Pathway MA), come along to our next Open Day to get a taste of postgraduate life at the University of Northampton or contact our enquiries team study@northampton.ac.uk.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Once you have completed the MA, you will be well placed for opportunities in Early Years leadership in schools, lecturing in further or higher education, as well as research and policy development in Early Years education.

  • To study this course, you will need an honours degree from a UK institution or equivalent. We also require that you have Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent for some modules.

    Alternatively, if you have five or more years of experience, we will also consider your application. We ask that you demonstrate your dedication to children’s services with recent experience at graduate level or equivalent.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Research Thesis (60 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM100
      Core Module N
    • Supporting Parents and Developing Communities (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM073
      Core Module N
    • Promoting Inclusive Practice (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM009
      Core Module N
    • Autism in the Early Years (30 Credits)
      Module code: SENM029
      Core Module N
    • Young Children's Rights and Participation (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM103
      Core Module N
    • Contemporary and international Issues in the Early Years (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM072
      Core Module N
    • Young Children's Literature, Media and Culture (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM101
      Core Module N
    • Documenting Young Children's Learning (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM102
      Core Module N
    • Organisational Based Project (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM075
      Core Module N
    • Advanced Practice in Early Childhood Education (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM130
      Core Module N
    • Perspectives on Leadership and Management (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM122
      Core Module N
    • Dissertation (60 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM079
      Core Module N
    • Research Methods (30 Credits)
      Module code: EDUM077
      Core Module N
    • Our Graduate Discount Scheme

      If you have previously studied an undergraduate degree with the University of Northampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate course fees.

      Visit our Graduate Discount Scheme page to find out more information and eligibility requirements.

    • Get funding to study

      If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student finance England.

      Visit the GOV website for more information on eligibility.

      *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

      Please note to be eligible for a postgraduate loan for this course you must be studying the full 180 credits.

      If you have previously studied a PGCE and have APL modules you will not qualify for a loan from Student Finance England.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,625
    Part Time: £1,100 per 30 credit module

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour