Applicants are normally expected to be heads of department, 2nd in departments or subject co-ordinators and must be educated to degree level.
Months of entry
Based on our highly successful MEd in Educational Leadership, this course aims to equip current or aspirant middle leaders with the knowledge and skills to become first-rate subject / departmental leaders.
This is a one year, work-based course. You will complete an initial self-assessment which is followed by an individual interview with your University of Buckingham tutor. A two-day tutorial meeting at Buckinghamfollows, where the main topics of study are outlined and the course’s supporting textbook is issued. A 3,500 word essay is undertaken and a further two-day residential at Buckingham takes place, after which the leadership-of-change project is completed.
The course carries 60 Masters-level credits. These are redeemable against the Master’s in Educational Leadership, giving exemption from one assessment and triggering a reduction in fees.
Topics include: Leadership theory and the development of departmental culture; principles and practice of effective performance management (including lesson observation, feedback, coaching); handling of difficult conversations (with colleagues and parents); promotion of high quality teaching and learning; effective pupil-assessment; staff recruitment, induction and development; effective administration and use of data; running purposeful meetings; preparing for inspection.
Information for international students
Buckingham is a truly global community with students of all ages and cultures: over 90 countries are represented. It is a place to establish lasting networks, both professionally and socially. Our alumni networks operate successfully all over the world and we encourage them to stay in touch with us.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Nikki Mugford
- +44 (0)1280 820219
- +44 (0)1280 822245