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MA Educational Leadership

Enhance your understanding of the principles and actions that make an effective and authentic school leader, and build the practical leadership skills you need to help improve your school as an educational leader.

Develop the skills you need to implement strong leadership in schools

This degree is designed for educational leaders who want to improve the quality of leadership in schools and benefit from the leadership expertise of experienced head teachers.

With access to practical mentoring from proficient, successful educational leaders, you’ll build the characteristics and skills of a strong school head.

Become a more effective educational leader

Strong leadership impacts the success of a school through making a difference to the culture of a school, the wellbeing of staff, and the quality of learning.

This degree offers a principle-driven approach to successful leadership and aims to equip you with the leadership skills you need to efficiently lead a school with happy and productive staff and pupils.

You’ll have the opportunity to enhance your strategic leadership skills, identify your personal leadership style and learn how to apply it authentically in practice.

Which degree is right for you?

MA Educational Leadership (Blended)

This blended master’s course combines online distance learning with two 3-day face-to-face residential seminars. Enhance your personal leadership development and come together with peers to benefit from peer support and collaborative learning.
Duration
2 years
Overview
6 programs
Start dates
14 Sep 2021 (apply by 17 Sep 2021)
Language
English

What do I need to apply?

You will typically have at least five years’ experience of teaching in primary, special or secondary schools in the state or independent sectors, in the UK or abroad. Experience in a leadership role such as headship, deputy/assistant headship, head of department, head of year or head of house is also essential.

How much will it cost?

This course has a UK/EU fee and an international fee. The Admissions Team will carry out a fee assessment where appropriate, to determine which fee is applicable.

UK/EU students – £6500.00.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, we may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation.

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

International students – £8000.00.

The tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

What are the learning outcomes?

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the principles that define effective leadership and use personal skills to implement them.
  • Integrate effective leadership theory into your professional practice.
  • Lead with confidence, implementing a clear vision for your school and helping teaching and non-teaching staff embody your desired culture.
  • Formulate processes that meet the performance, observation, target-setting and discipline needs of your school.
  • Critically evaluate the teaching and learning practice in education to identify opportunities for development.
  • Communicate with confidence and impact with other senior leaders.
  • Seek progression in your career, through promotion or development in a leadership role.

Programs on this degree

ProgramDate
Action Research Project
Action Research Proposal
Leadership Theory
Leadership of Culture
Leadership of People
Leadership of Teaching and Learning

MA Educational Leadership (Online Only)

This online MA in Educational Leadership is delivered entirely online. Develop practical leadership skills that will enable you to make a difference in your school and build the capabilities of an effective educational leader.
Duration
2 years
Overview
6 programs
Start dates
13 Sep 2021 (apply by 17 Sep 2021)
Language
English
Format
Fully online

What do I need to apply?

You will typically have at least five years’ experience of teaching in primary, special or secondary schools in the state or independent sectors, in the UK or abroad. Experience in a leadership role such as headship, deputy/assistant headship, head of department, head of year or head of house is also essential.

How much will it cost?

The total fee for this course is £5000.00. This course has the same fees for UK/EU and International students.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, we may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation.

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

What are the learning outcomes?

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the principles that define effective leadership and use personal skills to implement them.
  • Integrate effective leadership theory into your professional practice.
  • Lead with confidence, implementing a clear vision for your school and helping teaching and non-teaching staff embody your desired culture.
  • Formulate processes that meet the performance, observation, target-setting and discipline needs of your school.
  • Critically evaluate the teaching and learning practice in education to identify opportunities for development.
  • Communicate with confidence and impact with other senior leaders.
  • Seek progression in your career, through promotion or development in a leadership role.

Programs on this degree

ProgramDate
Action Research Project
Action Research Proposal
Leadership Theory
Leadership of Culture
Leadership of People
Leadership of Teaching and Learning

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