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Educational Leadership and Management - MA (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

This MA is ideal for you if you wish to develop your abilities as an educational leader or manager.

The course offers a multi-pronged approach, which enables the development of an academic career route as well as research-informed professional practice.

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.

Core Modules:
• Dissertation
• Leading Educational Change & Improvement OR Leading Educational Change & Improvement (Online)
• Foundation Research Methods in Education OR Foundation Research Methods in Education (Online)

Optional Modules:
This programme has a number of optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the programme. Our optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

The course employs a variety of teaching approaches customised to students’ learning needs. You will take two core modules, two optional modules, and a dissertation 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. The course employs a variety of teaching approaches customised to students’ learning needs.

Programmes within the Centre for Education Studies are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices each student makes.

Graduate Destinations:

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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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band A


Centre for Education Studies

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £17,750* per year

*Standard university fees will be charged for Home students in 2018/19 and Overseas students are entitled to £1,550 bursary support in 2018/19 on the full Masters fee, pro-rated per 30 CATs. The overseas bursary support has been included in the fees shown.

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.