Taught course

Educational Leadership in Practice

The University of Manchester · School of Environment, Education and Development

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (minimum 2:1) or the overseas equivalent, in a related area. An initial qualification in teaching, or at least one year's professional experience in a public or private educational organisation, are desirable but not essential requirements.

Two satisfactory professional or academic references.

Months of entry


Course content

Education is constantly under pressure to conform outside requirements. Standardisation and teach to test is all part of the Global Education Reform Movement that is sweeping the globe, steering policy and pressuring educational leaders. This course equips participants with the critical thinking skills and knowledge needed to engage at a higher level. This introduces intellectual and practical confidence in all interactions, whether with teachers, parents, students, managers, board members or even policy makers.

Educational Leaders require a wide range of transferable skills and subject-specific knowledge. The MA in Educational Leadership in Practice equips you with the critical approach to be the positive change your educational organisation needs.

Fees and funding

Early application discounts are available. Please view the course page on The University of Manchester website for more details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Environment, Education and Development