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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John): Early Years

Institution Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John) View institution profile
Department Institute of Education View department profile
Telephone 01752 636890
Study type Taught


The MA Early Years leads to both an academic award. This programme engages students in a challenging and high-quality educational experience. Throughout the study period students are able to apply and develop their academic knowledge and understanding to their work practice with babies and young children, families, communities and as part of wider professional networks. This programme of study will provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and practical research skills required to practice effectively, collaboratively and creatively as reflexive and ethically informed research focused practitioners or researchers. The programme maintains the academic underpinning of educational theory and research but enhances the opportunities for contextualising and reflecting on the theory in practice. It is this fusion of theory and practice that has enabled wider dialogue and sharing of professional practice The programme is designed to enable students to simultaneously develop their knowledge and skills and provides opportunities to develop their own scholarship through holistic, inter -disciplinary, critical and rigorous enquiry. Students will be enabled to engage in high level reflection, literature-based and research-based activities. Programme outcomes have been developed in such a way that they emphasise the envisioning and integration of theory and practice; so that students develop as effective, reflective practitioners.

Master of Arts - MA (PG)

Plymouth Marjon University
Education and Teacher Training

We’re one of the longest-standing teacher training institutions in the country; with exceptional teachers graduating from Marjon since as far back as the 1840s.

If you want to train to teach in an active and vibrant environment, then Marjon is the place to be. On our PGCE courses you’ll be supported as a trainee within the University while also having a high exposure to classrooms in our huge range of partnership schools.

Students will take a gradual approach to their responsibilities while on placement as you build up your confidence and skills …

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