Taught course

Educational Leadership and Management

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

You should have a UK honours degree or international equivalent in Education or in a subject area relevant to the discipline you wish to study in. Teachers should have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Professionals holding qualifications gained before the introduction of honours degrees in their initial professional qualification will be considered (e.g. teachers who hold Teacher's Certificates and professionals from health professions holding diplomas) You should be supported by your workplace (or appropriate establishment) in order to be able to carry out any workplace-based tasks, and should be in a position of leadership and/or management, or aspire to have experience of such a position.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Educational Leadership and Management programme has been developed for education and public sector professionals who are aspiring to their first leadership position. This Masters will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in a wide range of leadership and management theories and frameworks.

The programme draws on the outstanding specialist research within the Faculty’s world-leading Education and Social Research Institute, providing students with the most relevant theoretical knowledge they need to underpin their practice. This process includes critically analysing models relating to change management, organisational culture and the impact of leadership on organisational effectiveness.

It is suitable for qualified teachers, also other education professionals, such as school bursars, as well as those working in other settings, including the Health, Prison and Museum sectors, and Local Authorities, where there is a focus on training.

Special features:

  • Blended delivery via taught sessions, tutor support, student networking and a virtual learning environment
  • Available on campus or by outreach (subject to negotiation)
  • Collaborative links with the Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI), including guests speakers and conferences

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Please check the latest postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969