The Education (Child Development and Education) course from the University of Oxford also aims to promote a critical understanding of the current challenges for a global and inclusive science of child development.
This is a full-time, one year master’s course. You will participate in lectures, seminars, and workshops. You will also complete either field work or conduct secondary data analysis for your master's dissertation. You will choose a topic for your master's project in discussions with your supervisor. Together, the course will provide opportunities for you to deepen your understanding of child development theories and their relevance to decisions about children’s education and well-being.
The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the Department of Education. This will be done on the basis of the topic of research and the availability of individual supervisors. It is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the Department of Education.
Past alumni of the MSc Education (Child Development and Education) course have gone on to academic and research careers at universities. Many are employed across a wide range of other sectors including policy making, monitoring and evaluation, and programme development for government departments, the public sector, NGOs, charities and international organisations such as OECD. Some have gone on to open educational institutions and child development consultancies.
- Teaching involves a combination of tutor and student input, including various group activities and students’ presentations. In addition to four pathway-specific core papers, two core papers in research methods develop students’ understanding of key concepts and principles of educational research design and methodology.
- You will benefit from the expertise available through the Qualitative Methods Hub and the Quantitative Methods Hub at the Department of Education. You will also benefit from access to seminars across the wider university.
- 12 months
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DisciplinesEducation Early Childhood Education View 754 other Masters in Education in United Kingdom
- Official transcript(s)
- Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 1,000 words
- Written work: Either one essay of a maximum of 4,000 words or two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
- References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, generally academic
International26940 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26940 GBP per year during 12 months.
National14140 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14140 GBP per year during 12 months.
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