MA Educational Leadership
Explore and understand the conversation around what is effective education. Critique theories of leadership and management, and how they relate to your working environment. Develop the skills to pursue a leadership role in a school.
On our part-time masters course you’ll explore leadership and management roles in education, and understand their potential to transform practice.
It’s designed for professionals working across the field of education, from teachers in schools to those in community settings. We aim to develop your leadership and management skills to help you become an educational leader.
You’ll explore ways of leading and visioning, and critique the role that a leader plays in the school environment.
You’ll study theories of leadership and management, such as the different ways of knowing about leadership, and instrumental theory. You’ll also analyse current models relating to leading change, and consider methods of managing people and resources.
Some of the topics you’ll consider include the growth mind-set, the contribution of educational leadership to global equality, ethical leadership, and the impact of leadership on organisational effectiveness.
You will have a degree, postgraduate diploma or professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an undergraduate UK honours degree. Other qualifications or experience may be considered. You also need to have experience related to the award area (or taking up employment or similar related to the award area).
Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.
For more information about entry requirements, please visit the university website.
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Manchester Met is offering scholarships of up to £2,500 for high achieving applicants. This scholarship is open to international students who enrol on a full-time postgraduate Masters program and meet the eligibility criteria. The scholarship will be awarded automatically upon enrolment, no application is required.
For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website.
- Tuition fee for UK and EU students: £1084 per 30 credits studied per year.
- Tuition fee for Non-EU International and Channel Island students: £2667 per 30 credits studied per year.
A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits.
You could also continue with further study and begin a PhD.
You might choose to complete this masters degree to support your current management or leadership role in education, or to move into a more senior role.
Through this course, you’ll develop a clear understanding of the role a leader plays in education and define your vision as a leader.
You’ll gain the knowledge to help you pursue a career in a leadership position in a school, such as a deputy headship or headship.
About this institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a diverse international student population from more than 130 countries. The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old†, which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and...
Why study at Manchester Metropolitan University
- Ranked in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old. (** Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020)
- Lifelong access to our digital careers service for all alumni of the University.
- £400M+ future investment planned to develop our facilities, buildings and public spaces.
- Holder of the distinguished Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2019 for our multilingual poetry project, Mother Tongue Other Tongue.
- 1,700 academic teaching staff and Professors.
- Our teaching quality has been recognised with a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), introduced by the Government in 2017.
- History and heritage: Our roots in higher education date back to 1824.
- Partnerships from across the sporting world including Manchester City Football Club.
- One of the UK's greenest universities / Ranked 2nd in the People & Planet University League 2019.
- Founding member of the Institute of Coding.
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