The Early Years route will see you apply a critical lens to young children's education and care within a variety of settings. The Children and Young People route will focus more closely on critically examining concepts, contexts and practice related to childhood.
We recognise that children are active social agents and meaning makers with the ability to both interpret and shape their social worlds. Therefore, each module has been designed to highlight the importance of the child's voice and children's participation.
To fit around your working patterns and personal commitments, you can study over one, two or three years through day, evening and Saturday face-to-face sessions or online via our Virtual Learning Environment.
If you work with children and young people, this Childhood Studies and Early Years course at Leeds Beckett University will help you to progress to managerial or senior leadership level. It is also suitable should you wish to pursue a career working in early years or with children and young people in, for example, youth justice, child and family support, policy development and education, or should you want to pursue a doctoral qualification.
- Early Years Advisor
- Nursery Co-ordinator
- Children's Charity Worker
- Social Worker
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- Critical Discourses in Childhood & Early Years
- Research Methods
- Playful Learning & Playful Pedagogies (Early Years pathway)
- Diverse Childhoods: Identity & Inequality (Childhood pathway)
- Theorising Childhood
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Most courses don't have fixed application deadlines. But, our courses are popular - they can fill up quickly. It's best to apply as early as possible.
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- Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; you can download our reference template for completion. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements.
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International6500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6500 GBP per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6500 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.