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Education (Child Development and Education)

12 months
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About

The Education (Child Development and Education) course from the University of Oxford aims to promote a critical understanding of theories and research on child development and their relevance to the design and evaluation of educational programmes and policies in diverse contexts.

Overview

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.

Supervision

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.

Graduate destinations

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • 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

Tuition Fee

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    26940 GBP/year
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  • National

    14140 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14140 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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