The aim of this Masters provision is to support and empower early childhood and education leaders, practitioners and professionals to develop the research skills to support them with life-long professional development; enabling them to continue to develop their practice, based on contemporary research, at any stage of their career. The programme of study has been designed on a part-time basis, to meet the needs of current, working early childhood and education professionals, with study and support planned flexibly around school hours. The distinctive features of the programme include: the strong research-based focus, and the opportunity for students to engage in individual critical enquiry in important educational issues and practice relevant to their practice. Additionally, to develop knowledge, understanding and skills which contribute to research-informed improvement of policy and practice within the education sector.
The programme aims to develop graduates who are able: • To use educational research to reflect on their current and future roles in education • To engage in individual and collaborative critical enquiry into important educational issues and practice • To be autonomous agents of change who can respond to changing regional, national and international policy • To search and critically engage with literature, judging its value for their own personal and disciplinary context • To carry out meaningful, small-scale educational enquiry projects, to improve local and regional practice
Applicants will need to have obtained, or be predicted to obtain, an undergraduate Honours degree, with minimum of a lower second-class classification, in a relevant subject, or a relevant teaching qualification, with an Honours degree, in any subject. Individuals with qualifications outside of the above will be considered on an individual basis, taking into consideration qualifications and experience. Students would normally be expected to be working or volunteering within the field of education, for example: an early years setting, a school, college, university or in an educational role for the local authority.
All prospective students will be required to have an interview with the Programme Leader, or member of the academic team, to ensure suitability before commencing on the course.
All students will be required to have an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service, undertaken in the last three years, before commencement on the course.
On completion of the MA, graduates may progress to study for a PhD, or professional doctorate, such as the EdD at the University of Hull.
Your tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition and assessment).
There may be some extra costs that you might need to make or choose to pay, e.g.: Books (you will have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies).
Printing and photocopying.