Taught course

Leadership in Early Years

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Manchester Met standard entry requirements for taught postgraduate programmes apply:

http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

You also need to have experience relevant to the award area (or taking up employment or similar related to the award area)

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

For Further Information

Tutor Contact Dr Patricia Giardiello P.Giardiello@mmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

October

Course content

Critique theories of leadership and management and learn how they relate to your working environment. Explore services and multi-agency working for young children and families. And, through critical reflection, develop skills to pursue a leadership role in an early years setting.

On our part-time master’s course, you’ll explore leadership and management in early years education and consider how you can improve services for children and families.

This course is designed for professionals working, or volunteering, across the education, health, social care and community sectors. Whether you’re a teacher or volunteer for a social enterprise, we’ll help you to develop your leadership and management skills.

Whichever early childhood area you work in, you’ll gain theoretical knowledge about leadership and management and apply them to your own practice. You'll disrupt your assumptions about leadership and early years provision. And, you’ll critique your position in your workplace, considering ways you could be more influential and work across agencies.

You’ll have the opportunity to engage in professionally stimulating and challenging dialogue with fellow students and explore ways of leading and visioning, such as using the power of pictures to create your shared goal. You’ll also critique the role that a leader plays in the early years environment, including nurseries, preschools, and childminders.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Course Enquiries
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969