School of Social Sciences

Professional Practice in Childcare


This course provides the opportunity for those who already hold a professional qualification in Postqualifying Childcare Practice or equivalent to top up their qualification to Masters level.

Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: September
Course length: Up to two years
Study location: City site

Fees and funding:

Please visit the fees and funding section.

About the MA Professional Practice in Childcare course
This course provides the opportunity for you to advance your knowledge and contribution to the development of professional practice, by critically engaging in contemporary research within the profession.

The MA Professional Practice provides a route for those who already hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Childcare Practice to acquire the 60 credits at M-level to qualify for a Master's degree.

Why choose the MA Professional Practice in Childcare?
The course provides an understanding of research methodology, the interpretation of research evidence and the use of evidence in determining best practice.

An ideal opportunity for continuous professional development, updating professional practice inline with current theory, studying at a pace set by you.

Students can disseminate their findings through publication in peer reviewed journals and participation in research conferences.

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