Entry requirements

A good first degree 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.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

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

Mary Mihovilovic