This masters degree will:
- meet the rapidly changing needs of professionals engaged in the challenges of educating young children
- critically examine the basis for current practice in primary schools
- provide insight into global and international perspectives on primary education
- stimulate and enhance your thinking and enable you to develop your own perspectives on primary education
- develop your research skills through evaluating research and undertaking your own research study.
This masters degree provides the opportunity to:
- engage with historical and contemporary debates and policy initiatives in primary education in the UK and internationally
- explore the dynamic relationship between educational research, policy and practice
- reflect upon and develop your professional practice, and undertake a leading role in primary education.
A wide range of professionals involved in primary education, such as class teachers, curriculum coordinators, policy advisers, consultants and lecturers in higher education.Entry requirements
A good first degree and, ideally, direct professional involvement with pre-school or primary education either in or outside the UK.Core topics
- The perspectives and contexts of primary education
- Contemporary issues and debates in primary education
- Research methods in education.
- Early childhood education
- Literacy practice in writing and comprehension
- Children's rights in practice
- Primary mathematics.
By coursework assignments and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.Attendance
Face-to-face evening and Saturday sessions.Where do our students go?
Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:
- advanced skills teachers
- local government advisers
- further education lecturers.
- Research Methods in Education
- The Perspectives and Context of Primary Education
- Children's Rights In Practice
- Contemporary Issues and Debates in Primary Education
- Early Childhood Education
- Literacy Development
- Theories of Childhood and Children's Rights