Applicants will normally work in an educational environment, e.g. school, college, academy, local authority, free school or other educational setting. The minimum entry requirement is usually a first degree plus relevant experience. Candidates without these qualifications will be invited to attend an interview to ensure their suitability for the course
The MA in Educational Leadership is open to both graduates and non-graduates with professional experience although applicants will normally be graduates.
Months of entry
January, September, May
Our MA in Educational Leadership is designed for leaders or aspiring leaders in all areas of education.
The course develops an individual’s professional knowledge in relation to their current context by building on the significant experience and expertise which students will bring with them to the course.
Our philosophy of learning links to professional practice, theories of leadership and work-based enquiry for improvement. Most importantly, it acknowledges work undertaken in the workplace.
If you engage in the course you will:
- develop your critical thinking skills and become a reflective practitioner
- be able to articulate informed opinions with confidence
- become a confident researcher who will be aware of theoretical frameworks and current political agendas
- become a confident and effective leader.
Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)
You can enter the course by making a claim for previous learning through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) process - for example holders of National College of Teaching and Leadership awards - and then undertake modules for the remainder of your course taking into account your setting and individual needs.
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
On successful completion of your MA in Educational Leadership you will also gain a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) award in Strategic Leadership.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)1244 511000