20/11/2020

Categories: Early Years and Childhood Studies, Postgraduate

Things You'll Learn When Upskilling with a Master's in Early Childhood Studies

Earning a master’s degree in Childhood Studies could be one of the best things you do for your career. As well as being able to move into management and leadership, you’ll also develop a range of transferrable skills that can take you into alternative professions. From counselling and youth justice to child psychotherapy and consultancy, upskilling is a fantastic way to open doors and boost your career potential.

When you enrol for the University of Bolton’s MA Early Childhood Studies course, here are just some of the things you will learn.


Develop your critical reflection skills
One of the core skills you will get to expand on is your ability for critical thinking. Our programme focuses on cultivating your critical analysis through an evidence-based practice. This not only improves your judgement and decision-making, but you’ll also learn to develop creative solutions to complex problems. These are all vital skills for anyone who wants to pursue a career in leadership.


Improve your independent learning
On this Postgraduate programme, you will be encouraged to work and think independently. And this is essential for developing intellectual curiosity, turning students into active rather than passive candidates in the workplace. While your independence is nurtured, our course leaders will also be on hand to provide support, through one-to-one mentorship and tailoring the programme to meet your personal development goals.


Advanced research into social structures
Our MA Early Childhood Studies programme helps students get a better understanding of social structures, taking a wider view of socio-economic patterns and how best to improve services for children and their families.

We have excellent links with over 70 partners and external agencies, providing superb research opportunities with youth and community centres, schools, children’s centres, women’s refuges, community projects, resettlement projects, and much more.


There’s nowhere better to begin your journey into upskilling either. At the University of Bolton, we have a well-established Postgraduate community. Our students are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds, bringing their own skills and experience to the course, enriching your learning and creating excellent opportunities to network.

We also rank in the Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020), as well as in the Top 50 UK Universities in The Guardian University League Tables 2021. To find out more about enrolling in January 2021, go to our course page.

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