MA Educational Leadership and Management
Develop your understanding of leadership practices both nationally and internationally. Critically engage with theories of leadership and management including models of change. Develop the skills and knowledge to pursue a leadership role across the education sector.
You might be a recent graduate hoping to become a leader in education. Through this course, we aim to develop your skills as a reflective practitioner and prepare you for an educational leadership position.
You’ll critique the space you work in (or hope to pursue a career in), studying theories that will disrupt your assumptions about education and challenge your ways of thinking. This is so that you can understand the different ways you might lead and manage in the workplace.
You’ll develop an understanding of the main educational leadership theories including transformational, transformative and ethical leadership. This involves exploring the relationship between leadership and developing effective organisations. You’ll also consider how educational context can influence leadership practice and how you can shape educational futures.
Typically, you’ll study three core units and two option units. These option units give you the opportunity to delve deeper into areas you’re passionate about, such as global policy or a practical community project.
In full-time employment and looking for a part-time leadership course? See our MA Education Leadership course, part of our professional development focussed part-time masters courses.
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.
- Tution fee for UK and EU students: £8,500 per year.
- Tution fee for Non-EU International and Channel Island students: £16,000 per year.
A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits.
You’ll develop skills to help you pursue a leadership or management position in education. As a graduate of MA Educational Leadership and Management, some of the career paths you could choose include becoming head teacher or running an international school.
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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