Taught course

Education: Leadership and Management

Bath Spa University · School of Education

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Entry requirements

You’ll have a 2:2 (or above) bachelor’s degree from a recognised higher education institution or a relevant professional qualification. International students will need an IELTS score of 6.5. Ideally you’ll be working within an educational context and have some professional experience of leadership, either formally or informally, to inform your academic study. For more information please contact our admissions team or telephone 01225 876180.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Opportunity to reflect on and challenge your professional experience.
  • Lively discussions on contemporary educational issues.
  • Early evening classes to accommodate students who may be working.

“To lead people, walk beside them. As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence … When the best leader’s work is done, the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!’” – Lao Tsu, Chinese philosopher

This course is designed for those who have experience of working in schools, colleges, universities or other educational providers and who seek to develop a better understanding of how educational leadership influences, and impacts upon, the experiences of staff and students. The course is also appropriate for those with an academic interest in studying educational leadership and management. Drawing on contemporary theory and research this course offers a critical understanding of leadership as a culturally based, social and ethical practice.


You’ll graduate with practical and theoretical knowledge, that’s well placed to apply for middle, senior or leadership roles in schools or other educational institutions. Many students on our educational leadership awards gain promotion within 12 months of completing the course.

Information for international students

For further information visit our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information on funding please refer to our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01225 876180