Why an MA in Early Childhood Studies Makes Sense for Your Future

27/07/2022

Are you looking for a sustainable and high-rewarding career? An MA in Early Childhood Studies is your stepping stone to achieving this objective. Early childhood specialists are in high demand, and the industry generates new opportunities annually. According to the Office for National Statistics, employment opportunities in the UK education sector grew by 18% from August to October 2022, with the number expected to rise in 2023.  

Early years childhood studies studentMA Early Childhood Studies at Bolton University  

The MA in Early Childhood Studies from the University of Bolton is a full-study degree programme that runs for 12 months. The course aims to develop your specialist knowledge of early childhood studies through various up-to-date modules. Your learning will involve lectures, seminar discussions, group workshops and e-learning packages. 
 
Bolton’s MA in Early Childhood Studies has eight core modules worth 180 credits, and they are: 

- Early Years Curriculum Development 
- Childhood in a Global Context 
- Contemporary Issues, Policy and Practice 
Equality and Diversity for Human Services 
- Leadership and Innovation 
- Critical Reading and Writing Skills 
- Postgraduate Preparation for Research Design 
- Dissertation 
 
Below are reasons why an MA in Early Childhood Studies from the University of Bolton is a great choice to enhance your career prospects. 
 
You’ll Make a Positive Impact on Young Lives 

Early childhood educators are responsible for shaping the future of their students. You are responsible for imparting essential life skills, including their social interactions, cognitive functions, and life outlook. A study by Professor Arthur Reynolds, Institute of Child Development, children that undergo intensive early childhood programs enjoy more productive lives, with fewer instances of substance abuse and arrests. 
 
The University of Bolton’s MA in Early Childhood Studies develops your awareness and understanding of the current social, political and cultural climate, enabling you to mould your students into responsible adults.  
 
You’ll Be Prepared for a Variety of Child-Related Careers 

Teaching methods are constantly evolving with research and technology advancements, creating new roles within the early childhood education industry. For example, STEM is now an integral part of the curriculum that encourages children to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 
 
The University of Bolton’s MA in Early Childhood Studies provides you with opportunities to study and engage with the latest research in childhood practices. You will acquire the skills necessary for senior roles in fields like: 

- Child and family intervention 
- Policy development and education 
- Child psychology 
- Care home management 

Early years childhood studies lecture Increased job security 

Education is a basic right, and the demand for specialists will always be there. Industry experts indicate that early childhood specialists can expect the following: 

- 6% growth in employment opportunities for childcare workers 
- 8% rise in kindergarten teacher jobs 
- 11% growth in childcare and preschool director jobs  
- A steady industry compound annual growth rate of 8.43%  
 
The University of Bolton also partners with over 70 partners, offering you various research opportunities and perspectives crucial to your future career advancement. Visit the MA in Early Childhood Studies page or make a direct course enquiry for more information. We look forward to welcoming you to our family and helping you empower future generations.   
 
You can also contact us by email at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk or give us a all on 01204 903807; we are always here to help! 

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