Taught course

Educational Leadership and Change

Durham University · School of Education

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:1 (or equivalent). Significant relevant experience will also be considered

Months of entry


Course content

Leaders in education play a critical role in school improvement. Increased school autonomy and a greater focus on schooling and school results mean there is a need for effective leaders at all levels in the education system.

The MA in Educational Leadership and Change will equip you with the skills, knowledge and behaviours that you need to be a high-performing leader in a changing education setting. If you’re an educational professional, aspiring to positions of leadership and change, the MA in Educational Leadership and Change is for you.

Our MA combines world-class research with innovative teaching and exceptional support. The programme provides a broad-based view of educational leadership and change through the explicit and focused study of specific concepts and issues. The programme covers a range of leadership concepts, including change, the curriculum, professional development, and system and network leadership.

Upon completing the programme, you’ll have the ability to connect your working experience with theory in the field and compare it with real-life examples.

The School of Education at Durham University is one of the leading schools in the UK, ranked 12th in Subject in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. Our graduates are highly sought after and are placed in the strongest position to pursue a successful career in a wide range of different sectors.

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
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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