Explore global expectations of children, theories of belonging, free will, and individual empowerment. Develop your understanding of how communities and families shape children and young people, and reflect on how policy affects whether children fulfil their potential.
You’ll reflect on ways to enhance equality and empower children and young people, as well as considering the interaction between individual differences and the structures of society.
Some of the topics you’ll study include global attitudes towards children, communities’ expectations of young people (such as the age of consent), and children’s rights across cultural contexts.
You’ll study three core units and two option units of your choice. The option units give you the opportunity to delve deeper into the areas you are passionate about.
You could choose to look into topics such as how families shape children, rights and responsibilities, ideas of discipline, or philosophies of belonging. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose the Practice Based Project unit, where you will observe and reflect on teaching in an educational setting (from museums to schools).
Your final assignment is a dissertation where you’ll choose the topic. Past dissertation topics have included the importance of play, how schools manage competing models of behaviour management, outdoor education, and the youth justice system.
As a graduate, you might work with children and young people in places such as local government services, social enterprises, and charities.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Introduction to Educational and Social Research Design
- International Comparisons of Childhood
- Collaborative Research Project
- Globalisation, Social Justice and Social Change
- Identity, Equality and Empowerment in Childhood
- Independent Study
- Key Issues in Managing Diversity, Disability and Special Educational Needs
- Practice Based Project
- Transformative and Ethical Leadership in Educational Settings
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesEducation Pedagogy Early Childhood Education View 816 other Masters in Education in United Kingdom
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- Standard MMU admission requirements for taught postgraduate programmes apply: applicants need to have an honours degree, or a postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a UK honours degree.
- Other qualifications or experience may be acceptable if students are able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills to a UK honours degree standard.
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International15500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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