MA Education (Leadership)

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    MA 3 years part-time

Course Description

The course equips you with the knowledge and understanding to analyse current education practices and processes as well as develop your own approaches to effective change, supporting your career progression to leadership and management roles. It also aims to encourage your evidence-based practice by broadening your knowledge of educational ideas and research findings.

The core course units focus on educational leadership and research methods in the workplace; you also complete a dissertation around an area of leadership. Following this, you have access to a range of optional units which may include leading change in education; current policy; coaching and mentoring; or meeting diverse needs. This allows you to explore and develop your skills and understanding in an area appropriate to your own practice, experience or interest.

Why choose this course?

  • It is part-time with blended learning (face-to-face sessions as well as online support and activities) which supports you to work around your other commitments
  • Broad unit topics allow you to focus on your own personal, academic or vocational interest, relevant to your own educational context
  • Learn through workshops, seminars, online learning and tutor support as well as undertaking observations in workplace practice
  • Study with lecturers who have a wealth of experience in the education field and regularly publish in educational journals
  • Engage with key issues in education, examining a wide range of core education sources and texts
  • Undertake primary research and be able to use it to inform your practice
  • Acquire the necessary research skills to engage in future research, if you choose to take your studies on to Doctoral level.

Entry Requirements

UK applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

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Programme Funding

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and from the University.

Student Destinations

For existing professionals, this Master’s qualification will enhance your chances for promotion to senior positions in the field of education, acting as an important indicator of your ability and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a senior leader in educational settings. It is designed to help you critique key issues in education as well as to identify and justify recommendations for further action.

As a Master’s graduate, therefore, you will have the confidence, knowledge and critical skills to prepare and present a strong application to senior posts in the field of education. It is also an ideal base from which to progress to study at Doctoral level.

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