Taught course

Education Management and Leadership

University of Northampton · Faculty of Education and Humanities

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a recognised first or second class Honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a relevant area. Applicants with other qualifications, in particular those with recent professional experience will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants for whom English is not their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English Language requirements of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

This course allows managers and leaders from a variety of educational settings to explore the nature of leadership and management in schools, government offices and NGO’s. You will be given structured advice about your assignments and practical help with organising your work, undertaking research and managing your reading. You will also have the opportunity to work in groups with other students on the course and with the support of experienced researchers.

You will be taught about such aspects of leadership and management as:

  • distributed leadership and communities of practice
  • school evaluation and school improvement
  • leadership in an international context
  • coaching and mentoring

You will also study an aspect of leadership in greater depth through your research thesis.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
01604 735500