Froebel MSc

Course overview

Our “MSc Education: Early Childhood Practice and Froebel” masters programme offers a deep dive into children’s rights, social justice and the implications for organisations and policy makers. Drawing on a range of interdisciplinary perspectives including education, sociology and domestic and international law, you will address questions such as:

– What does a Froebelian principled approach to working with young children entail?
– How can early years practice and policy recognize the integrity of childhood and the holistic nature of children’s development?
– What does effective leadership and management in the early years look like, -from a Froebelian perspective?
– How can early childhood education promote social justice and inclusion?
– What is the role of play and creativity in early childhood education?
– How do we promote the human rights of young children?

Who is it for?
For those seeking a post-graduate Education qualification for general use, and specifically a more critical and academic examination of Froebelian philosophy. Open to applicants with a relevant first degree (generally 2:1 or higher) or significant comparable experience.

What might I get from it?
This internationally recognised post-graduate qualification will appeal to those who want to make a positive contribution to practice, policy and research on children’s learning, development and rights, play, outdoor learning, equitable practices, participation and integrated working.

Dates and time commitment

A one year programme beginning each September. On successful completion of the core and option courses, and should you wish to progress to the MSc, you will complete a dissertation project which is a piece of independent, original research of 12,000 words.

Course structure

The course comprises a mix of compulsory and optional modules. Examples of modules you might undertake include:

- Froebel, Social Justice and the Early Years
- Involving Children and Young People: Research and Participation
- Global Childhoods and Human Rights
- Comparative Education and International Development
- Children and Technology
- The Curriculum: Context, Change and Development
- Child and Adolescent Development

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Fees and support

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