Taught course

Education - Leadership and Management MA

Oxford Brookes University · School of Education

Entry requirements

This MA course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities, normally graduates with a recognised teaching qualification, or other educational professional experience.

Applicants should have:

  • a good honours degree or pass degree
  • relevant professional experience.

Entry with credit

Credit for the award can be made up of appropriate work completed outside the course, for example, M level credit from PGCE awards or Postgraduate Certificate courses in relevant subject areas. Please contact pgeducation@brookes.ac.uk for more information.

English language requirements

IELTS level 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in speaking and listening.

Months of entry


Course content

Progress your career in education, and step into a leadership role. Are you ready to take on school leadership? Do you want to make the leap into your first role as a leader? This course will shape your identity and approach as a leader. You’ll analyse the latest research and techniques in educational leadership - in the context of your own career. You’ll learn about areas like:
  • Managing change
  • Leadership styles
  • Motivating individuals
  • Handling conflict
  • And leading a team
You’ll reflect closely on your own experiences in leadership as you learn. You’ll get to know your strengths, and you’ll understand past challenges. And you’ll have the freedom to focus your learning on the areas that matter most to you. You’ll join a vibrant and supportive cohort of future school leaders. And you’ll build a lasting professional network- who you’ll learn from as you study.

You’ll graduate with the self-awareness central to strong leadership - along with the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead.

Information for international students

International applications

International students hold a conditional offer until payment of a deposit of £3,000 is received.

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,400 (Full Time) £935 per single module (Distance Learning)
International students
£15,800 (Full Time) £1,760 per single module (International Distance Learning)

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1865 484848