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University of Roehampton: Coaching and Mentoring

Institution University of Roehampton View institution profile
Department Education
Telephone 020 8392 3232
Study type Taught


Why this course?

  • Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering the high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students

  • Roehampton is internationally renowned for its research into early years education and its Froebelian ethos.

  • Top ten in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (PTES 2022, 2023)

  • The 2023 Complete University Guide ranks Roehampton 2nd in London for research quality in education

  • Jointly recognised as the best modern university in the country, and the best modern university in London for research excellence. (REF 2021). 77% of our research is ranked ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2021)

  • This programme is supported by the Froebel Archive for Childhood Studies and attracting PG students from around the world

About this course:

A programme of study founded on a commitment to babies and young children as people with agency and unique capacities, and to their overall wellbeing from the prenatal period. Topics covered include:

  • Play, Thinking and Communication

  • Social and Educational Research

  • Early Childhood Pedagogy and Practice

  • Exploring the Froebelian Legacy in Early Childhood Practice

  • Professionalism, Leadership and Advocacy

  • Emotion and the Roots of Wellbeing

  • Current Perspectives on Child Development

  • Representing Childhoods

  • Developing a Language-aware Pedagogy for Multilingual Learners


Our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a professional skillset. This incorporates;

  • Strengthening your awareness and understanding of the influence of social, cultural and political contexts on young children's lives and explore how you take account of them into action.

  • Learning advocacy skills for the well-being of young children and their families and develop effective leadership and collaboration techniques across disciplines in the field of early childhood.

  • There is a deep commitment to working in partnership with families and communities and to the development of students’ professionalism, advocacy and leadership.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of MA Early Childhood Studies will be prepared for careers in professional practice and leadership in:

  • Early childhood

  • Education

  • Health and social welfare

  • Policy making

  • Administration of early childhood services

  • Research and developing the early years workforce in further and higher education.

Certificate for Postgraduate Study

University of Roehampton

At the University of Roehampton London, we offer a first-class educational experience, designed to help you reach your full potential and get the career you want. Whether you want to study for professional or personal development, we have a diverse range of postgraduate taught and research programmes for you to choose from. We are unique among London universities with a beautiful parkland campus and excellent facilities, located south-west London, allowing our students to study in an environment that places an emphasis on teaching and research excellence.

Why choose University of Roehampton London?

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