London Metropolitan University: Early Childhood Studies

InstitutionLondon Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department School of Social Sciences
Web www.londonmet.ac.uk/
Email courseenquiries@londonmet.ac.uk
Telephone 020 7133 4202
Study type Taught

Summary

**Why study this course?**

This distance-learning programme is designed for professionals working within the early childhood workforce, including those who may not be working directly with children but are involved in developing the early childhood workforce, such as further education lecturers and local authority advisers.

Our course is a high quality, contemporary and coherent programme that has been designed to meet the needs of professionals working within the early childhood workforce. The MA offers you an opportunity to advance your knowledge, understanding and professional practice through engagement with current research and thinking in early childhood. It also involves a reflection on, and analysis of, your own professional practice.

A commitment to equality, diversity, social justice and advocacy are themes central to this programme

**More about this course**

The course is delivered by distance learning using an interactive online platform and individual academic support from tutors. As well as academic content, the interactive online platform includes podcasts, video, online discussions and links to identified reading – either as scanned chapters or through access to our wide range of online books and academic journals.

The early childhood studies team has a long history of developing an accessible study for the early childhood workforce. London Met was one of the first universities to offer an undergraduate programme designed for those working within the early childhood workforce both as a face-to-face and distance learning programme.
The course is underpinned by the following aims to:

- develop a detailed understanding of current research and thinking in the field of early childhood

- appraise research and theory continuously and reflect on its impact on early childhood provision and practice with an emphasis on students’ own professional practice

- develop a sophisticated understanding of the historical, economic, social, cultural and political contexts which impact the lives of young children and their families

- develop a comprehensive understanding of, and commitment to, issues of equality and diversity, social justice and advocacy in relation to the field of early childhood

**What our students say**

"I have really enjoyed this course of Early Childhood Studies. It has opened up new ideas and enabled me to approach things differently in the workplace. The diversity of lectures is good as they all don't have the same outlook on things."
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Whether you’re looking to change careers, improve your job prospects or simply pursue your passion, London Metropolitan University is an excellent choice for postgraduate study.

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The University’s courses are specifically designed to include work-related study elements so that you’ll be one step ahead when you graduate – a strategy that is clearly paying off. The latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey revealed that 96.7% of London Met students are in work or further study six months after graduation. Our graduates are working for organisations including the Bank of England, Google ...

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