Taught course

Education: Leading Innovation and Change

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London · St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Entry requirements

A good first degree (minimum of 2:2) is required.

Experience of working in an educational setting is also required. You must be in professional practice in order to conduct a small-scale practitioner research inquiry.

Months of entry


Course content

This well-established Master's degree is designed to meet the professional development needs of teachers and other education professionals through all phases of schooling and other educational contexts, and at all stages of their careers. This includes school administrators, business managers, finance officers, librarians, data managers and ICT managers.

The programme enables middle and senior leaders (and aspiring leaders) to engage in critical reflection on their experience and understanding of leadership, whilst developing scholarly knowledge and linking theory with practice. You'll have the opportunity to explore an area of interest and relevance to your professional role as you undertake a small-scale practitioner research enquiry, leading to evidence-based innovation.

The degree helps schools to develop a research culture supported by continuing professional learning and has potential for high impact on school improvement.

Building on our long tradition of excellence in teacher education, we provide a flexible approach to this professional Master’s degree.

In addition to being delivered at the university and as a distance programme, it's also taught at school-centres in partnership with individual schools and groups of schools.

This offers the opportunity for busy professionals to study in small groups in their own context. The timing of taught sessions and tutorials can be arranged to meet your needs.

The success of this degree lies in the flexible structure, bespoke delivery and quality of teaching offered. You will apply your learning to practical situations within you own school, using your knowledge to drive effective change.

Information for international students

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. English language requirements also apply.

Fees and funding

For information about fees - along with information about financing your studies - please check the Fees & Funding section of our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Celine James
020 8240 4197