tHE School of Education recently launched a new postgraduate course in Childhood Studies, available to students wishing to study from September 2014.
Developed by leading professionals, this pioneering MA (Master of Arts) in Childhood Studies incorporates cutting-edge research.
It will focus on the “new” social study of childhood, examining developments in academic thinking, policy and practice and has been designed to meet the needs of both practitioners and those interested in academic debate.
Being multi-disciplinary, it will also draw upon perspectives on childhood in sociology, psychology, anthropology, philosophy and inclusive education.
While developing a comprehensive understanding of childhood and youth from both a national and international perspective, students will also acquire a specialist understanding of professional fields in disability, special educational needs, leadership development and methodology.
Additionally, this exciting MA programme coincides with the launch of a scholarship worth 50% of the full-time international tuition fee, available to one international student commencing study in 2014.
A brand new, interdisciplinary undergraduate programme has been developed by the School of Education combining the study of language acquisition and business management. The BA (Bachelor of Arts) English, Language and Business Enterprise will be available from 2014.
Students will develop a specialist understanding of the English language and the language learn- ing process, along with a working understanding of classroom language education in both principle and practice.
The course also offers students the opportunity to develop oral and written skills in at least two foreign languages.
Leeds University Business School will deliver half of this programme’s content, exploring all aspects of business management theory and practice. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to run a business, how to interact with each other and how businesses react to external change.
The course also investigates the key characteristics of creativity and innovation within a business con- text, while introducing students to aspects of corporate finance, marketing and workplace behaviour.
Additionally, this new course will benefit from the extensive multilingual experience of teaching staff who have lived and worked across the globe.
The school’s teaching links with classrooms across the world, and combined with a commitment to experimental learning, will provide a global and practical perspective across all fields. This new course places particular emphasis on professional contexts in the United Kingdom and beyond.
The University of Leeds is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK and a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities.
The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise showed Leeds to be the UK’s eighth biggest research powerhouse.
Leeds was shortlisted for the University of the Year award in the “Sunday Times University Guide 2011” and the National Student Survey (NSS) 2011 found that 86% of final year students are satisfied with their experience at Leeds – up from 82% last year.
The university’s vision is to secure a place among the world’s top 50 by 2015.
For details, log on to www. leeds.ac.uk. To learn more about University of Leeds, visit its SouthEast Asia regional office at Suite 5.3 Level 5, Menara Weld, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, or call 032031 5330. The office is open from Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 7pm (by appointment).
Undergraduate students who wish to commence studies in September 2014 can now submit their applications through UCAS online at www.ucas.com
Postgraduate master’s and research students who wish to take up taught/research degrees can submit their application forms directly to the university or apply online at www.leeds.ac.uk
University of Leeds is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK and a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities.