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Leading Educational Change and Improvement (PGA) (2022 Entry)

About this taught graduate course

Course overview

This short course will allow you to develop an understanding of educational change and improvement from a research and practical perspective, and look at how that can impact teaching and learning outcomes. Suitable for teachers, researchers and administrators, you will be comparing evaluating and critiquing international reform efforts and developing knowledge about the dynamics of leading improvement as a strategy for change.

The course may also be used as a bridge course towards applying for the MA Educational Leadership and Management.

Skills from this degree

  • Understand competing paradigms and methodologies in educational research
  • Ability to examine the relationship between quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Identify theoretical and methodological grounds on which education research is based
  • Analyse the relationship between research questions, method and methodology
  • Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of educational research from different perspectives and methodologies
  • Gain familiarity with different research practices and conduct ‘micro’ studies in the practice of educational research

General entry requirements

Minimum requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent), along with experience of working in an educational setting.


English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band B
  • IELTS score to 7 overall, two at 6.0/6.5 & rest 7.0+

International qualifications

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page.


Additional requirements

There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Core modules

Leading Educational Change and Improvement (available face to face or online)

This module will develop an understanding of educational change and improvement from a research and practical perspective, and look at how that can impact teaching and learning outcomes. You will be comparing, evaluating and critiquing international reform efforts and developing knowledge about the dynamics of improvement as a strategy for change.


Teaching

Depending on which module you select, the course is either delivered entirely online, through a dedicated distance learning portal or face to face with weekly lectures. For the online variant, you will use a mixture of online text extracts and journals, and will undertake regular tasks alongside their end of module assignments. Support will be given via email with your subject tutor.

Alternatively, the course will be delivered through a variety of teaching methods: lectures, seminars, discussions, presentations and case studies.


Typical contact hours

Support will be given via email with your subject tutor.


Assessment

The assessment on this course consists of an essay and a portfolio.


Additional course costs

You may wish to undertake some research with children or young people that may require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check or a Certificate of Good Conduct for students from outside of the UK. A DBS check costs around £70 and a Certificate of Good Conduct can vary in price.

Find out more about our additional course costs.


Reading lists

Most departments have reading lists available through Warwick Library. If you would like to view reading lists for the current cohort of students you can visit our Warwick Library web page.


Your timetable

Your personalised timetable will be complete when you are registered for all modules, compulsory and optional, and you have been allocated to your lectures, seminars and other small group classes. Your compulsory modules will be registered for you when you join us.

Your career

Graduates of the course have gone on to be involved in such diverse careers as social work, NGO and charity work as well as teaching and educational leadership.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Careers in Education
  • Careers with Children and Young People
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year

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Tuition fees

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.

Taught course fees  Research course fees


Fee Status Guidance

The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.

If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information, however we are awaiting guidance from the UK government regarding fee status for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK for academic year 2021/22 onwards. We are not able to confirm the fee status for these students until the relevant eligibility criteria have been confirmed. Once we have received further information from the UK government, we will provide you with an update on your fee status and let you know if any additional information is required. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.


Additional course costs

As well as tuition fees and living expenses, some courses may require you to cover the cost of field trips or costs associated with travel abroad. Information about department specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:

  • Core text books
  • Printer credits
  • Dissertation binding
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

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