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MA in Educational Leadership and Management (X3M1)

Suitable for

The MA in Educational Leadership and Management is for you if you are looking to pursue a leadership role within an educational organisation. Its special feature is the client-oriented focus that allows for specialised delivery based on contextual needs both across England and internationally. Its multi-pronged route enables the development of a scholarly career route as well as research-informed professional practice.

If you are looking for a part-time programme in leadership, please consider our MA Educational Innovation, which can be awarded with a specialism in Leadership.

Course aims and benefits

At the end of the course, we anticipate that you will have developed reflective and critical capabilities, providing you with a sound basis for your next career move, alongside the necessary knowledge and skills to respond to a variety of educational leadership challenges within your organisation.

Course structure

You will take two core modules and two optional modules (30 CATS each) and a dissertation (60 CATS) in an area of leadership in which you are particularly interested. This will be your individual research project, and you will receive one-to-one support from your academic supervisor.

These modules are indicative of the modules run in Education Studies and will run depending on academic staff availability and student interest. If you are starting your postgraduate programme in Education Studies next year you will be sent a full module choice handbook ahead of the academic year which will outline which modules are available to you on your programme

Core module

Optional modules

Course delivery and learning styles

The course employs a variety of teaching approaches customised to students’ learning needs.

Career development

This course will enable you to develop and improve your abilities as an educational leader. It will also enhance your reflective and critical capabilities, providing a sound basis for their next career move. Recent graduates of the course include classroom leadership innovators, middle level leaders, senior managers, local authority advisors and independent consultants, and international educators who now hold a range of senior positions. Each year a number of graduates from the course go on to undertake doctoral studies.

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All PGT students in Education Studies are required to complete 180 credits at M Level; part-time students may be considered for Accredited Prior Learning (approved at the time of application).

Key Facts

Course Leader: Dr Pontso Moorosi

Course Duration:
- 1 year full-time

-Usually 2 years Part time

Study Programme:
- 2 core modules
- 2 optional modules
- Dissertation

- 4 assignments of 5000 words each - Dissertation of 20,000 words

Entry Requirements:
Find out more about our entry requirmements