Masters degrees in education and childhood

Our specialist learning programmes are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to progress your career in education.

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Masters in education and childhood

Our expertise

The School of Education is 2nd in the UK for childhood and youth studies (The Complete University Guide, 2024) and top 80 in the world for education (QS World University Rankings, 2023).

Our postgraduate degrees are designed to enable you to deepen your knowledge of a subject, specialise in a particular area or take a new direction.

We’re dedicated to helping you prepare for a career working in education and childhood for today and for the future. We bring our knowledge of the latest challenges to our teaching and will encourage you to look ahead at how things may need to evolve in our changing world.

As a member of our thriving community, you’ll benefit from our links with organisations and partners, providing real-world insights and experiences that will help to inspire and build skills for a wide range of future careers. We provide opportunities to gain hands-on experience through placements in a range of education settings working with children and young people. 

You’ll learn from academics and professionals whose work is helping to improve the lives of children, young people and families. We’re proud to be informing and shaping educational practices and policies in the UK and around the world. Our aim is to inspire you and help you to explore the breadth of opportunities that exist to make a real difference through a career in education, childhood and youth.

If you’re looking to enhance your knowledge and broaden your career opportunities, we’ve got the right course for you.

Our courses

Prepare to become be a thought leader in your specific area of educational interest with this flexible course aimed at educators and education professionals.

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Drawing on the new social studies of childhood and youth, this course will enable you to develop a holistic understanding of children and young people and their everyday lives.

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See our full range of Masters degrees to discover what we can offer you

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Find out what our community of students thought about studying at the University of Leeds.

"I’ve most enjoyed that the course is tailored towards my teaching experiences in proficiency and, most importantly, adding another sphere of education, special education needs and disability."

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"I wanted to develop my knowledge of children and young people. I was able to choose a module on child poverty, and one on children’s family and personal life. Both were enriching and enjoyable."

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