Taught course

Education with Leadership and Management

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning in September 2021, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2021-22.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@aru.ac.uk for further information.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Grow your understanding of educational leadership within a broad context at ARU Chelmsford.

Whatever educational setting you work in, or aspire to work in, our MA Education with Leadership and Management offers the opportunity to apply educational leadership and management theory to practice and enhance your leadership, research and operational skills.

Leadership and management in education has never been more important. Enhance your professional knowledge through continuous development as a self-critical learner and collaborative participant in your own learning.

You’ll explore both national and international research in educational leadership and related fields, learn to reflect on the connections between theory, policy and practice, as well as carry out own project. We’ll support you in enhancing your critical thinking and creating sophisticated academic arguments.

With the opportunity to tailor your studies and carry out research to focus on your particular interests, you'll certainly find opportunities to link the new theories you learn with your everyday practice. By studying with us, you’ll learn to question and justify your everyday actions, increasing your own enjoyment and job satisfaction, as well as improving the pupil or student experience in your place of work. You’ll have the benefit of studying alongside other postgraduate students across our range of education courses, offering an enriched experience and the opportunity of greater networking.

Besides specialist tutors, who have a wealth of experience and expertise, you’ll benefit from guest lecturers. No prior experience in leadership and management is necessary for this course, although experience in these areas will afford a greater application and evaluation of the principles taught. Part of the assessment for this course requires reflection upon and analysis of a current place of work within a wider educational context, although this does not need to be your own.

This course is offered full-time in both January and September, applicants joining with credits from a PG Cert or PGCE can opt to take the course part-time in September.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    12-24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

ARU Applicant Enquiries Team