Leadership in Early Years (MA)

Manchester Metropolitan University the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
2 - 6 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Leadership in Early Years at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry

2017

Length

Normally 2 years. Up to 6 years allowed.

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £1050 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £2175 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400

Location

Manchester Campus

Department

Department of Professional Development & Educational Innovation

The MA Leadership in Early Years provides an opportunity for practitioners, leaders and managers in a diversity of early years' contexts to engage in substantial continuing professional development at Masters level. Developing knowledge and understanding of the distinctive context of leadership in early years' provision and multi-agency working is a key feature of the award. In a context of significant shifts in services for young children and families, professional reflection and enquiry is an important attribute for leaders who are expected to maintain quality and deliver improvements, sometimes with fewer resources.

The MA Leadership in Early Years challenges students to think deeply about their own professional role as change agents in improving services for children and families. The award encourages a focus on ideas, research and theory around leadership, multi-agency working, improving communication between individuals and the empowerment of children together with the communities that support them.

We encourage applications from practitioners, professionals and leaders who might be working (or volunteering) in a diverse range of roles in education, health, social welfare/care, community, and other settings, and in the public, private, and voluntary or social enterprise sectors. We aim for an inter- and multi-professional student group on the award for the cross-fertilisation of knowledge, experience and expertise that can be brought to bear, and as it reflects complex challenges in practice and collaborative imperatives.   

This award is part of the Manchester Met Faculty of Education postgraduate Professional Development Programme.

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £1050 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £2175 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Career options after the course

An MA Leadership in Early Years demonstrates to employers a level of intellectual rigour, thinking at the forefront of a field of practice leadership, and a capacity for sustained and systematic analysis and engagement. The course also places students' continued professional development at its core and, as such, offers channels to support students' (and their organisations) current priorities and targets. Further, the course encourages students to apply new thinking in practice in systematic and innovative/creative ways, with competence and impetus. In this way, students are able to build their reputations as systematic, evidence-driven innovators and leaders. These are sound foundations for potential promotions and progressions in professional contexts.

MA Leadership in Early Years is also a good option for practitioners to develop more critical and theoretical insights about leadership practices across single settings and multi-agency support services and communities that support young children. If you are consideringcontinuing with your studies on completion of your Masters by pursuing a research degree (MPhil, EdD or PhD) then you will find MA Leadership in the Early Years a good foundation.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 - 6 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Fees for this course have yet to be confirmed and will be updated shortly

Information about fees and financial support

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

Manchester Met standard entry requirements for taught postgraduate programmes apply:

http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

You also need to have experience relevant to the award area (or taking up employment or similar related to the award area)

For Further Information

Tutor Contact Dr Martin Needham m.needham@mmu.ac.uk

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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