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Practice-focused programmes

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Being professionally and vocationally relevant, our practice-focused programmes are appropriate for all students whether you are currently working in a field or wish to do so in the future. The Open University’s undergraduate qualifications in Childhood and Youth Studies, Early Childhood, Education Studies - Primary and Sports, Fitness and Coaching and our Postgraduate programmes in Childhood and Youth and Education enable our students to study in an exciting multi-disciplinary school with a reputation for innovative and flexible programmes for undergraduates, postgraduates and professional development.

Throughout your studies, you will be introduced to theories and practices through engaging with module materials and be supported to relate these to your own current or past experiences and to the vibrant case studies provided in the module materials. Our experienced tutors facilitate our students’ learning through individual and group interaction, marking assignments and providing ongoing feedback.

For professionals in education who already have appropriate study at masters degree level our Doctorate in Education (EdD) is designed to support you to deepen your knowledge and understanding of contemporary educational issues. The EdD is characterised by a professional orientation and a clearly defined structure, being studied part-time over a period of three and a half years.

Our international team of academic and support staff are experienced in providing high quality learning experiences to support our students in both their personal development and careers. We are proud of our research activity and ensure that our teaching programmes interact with, and are informed by, our research.

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