Taught course

Education Leadership and Management

University of Roehampton · School of Education

Entry requirements

1. A degree in the field of education, a teaching qualification such as a PGCE or a degree in a closely related cognate field.

2. Demonstrated formal or informal leadership experience in an organisational context that the applicant expressly explores in their personal statement.

Please note there is limited opportunity for credit transfer onto this course. PGCE credits are generally not accepted for transfer. Requests for credit transfer will be considered by the course convenor.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Froebel College and Roehampton's School of Education are rooted in Froebelian principles that include a commitment to addressing people's wellbeing personally, in education, and in their communities. It is an aim of this master's programme to strengthen students’ awareness of the social and communal influences that impact upon the ideas, frameworks and practices adopted by leaders and organisations within our communities.

The University’s commitment to critical thinking, equality, diversity, inclusion, responsible citizenship and leadership are all reflected in this programme. It provides opportunities to engage with up-to-date research over a broad range of issues and current thinking relating to education leadership and management. The focus is local, national and global with all modules drawing upon students’ diversity, diverse experiences and research literature to develop a research-informed understanding of leadership and management in different social and educational contexts.

You will study leadership and management in educational contexts from international perspectives to develop your knowledge, understanding and practice. Specifically, modules will cover aspects such as leading teaching and learning, developing staff and teams, organisational theory and strategy. These modules will take a people-focused approach, to understand the complexities of individuals and teams, and wider groups such as the staff, the organisation itself and beyond.

The programme enables you to specialise in particular areas of interest by giving a choice in your assignment and dissertation topics so your study has an immediate relevance and also prepares you for your future development as a practitioner and as a researcher.

If you are currently in a senior management position, then a special route may be possible for you depending upon your experience and courses completed with organisations such as the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

A key aspect of the Education Leadership and Management MA is the undertaking of a piece of research. You will study the foundational skills and concepts in academic enquiry, and planning for your specialist research. Your research will be in the form of a dissertation, as a means of critically enquiring into and developing knowledge about an issue or question relevant to your study.

This programme has an international profile and brings together students at postgraduate level from around the world.

This Masters programme is accredited by CMI (Chartered Management Institute), a professional body for standards in the management and leadership industry. A CMI qualification is a recognised and reputable credential that demonstrates skills and knowledge required for a role in management and leadership.

Here are the three benefits of this accreditation:

  • The L7 Cert in Strategic Management and Leadership awarded automatically upon completion of this degree, with no additional study or assessment requirement.
  • 'Foundation' Chartered Manager (fCMgr) awarded upon completion.
  • Membership of CMI throughout the degree and for 3 months thereafter, entitling the learner access to our member community and events + ManagementDirect, Career Development Centre, Kooth mental health support platform, and thought leadership.

Information for international students

International students | University of Roehampton, London

Fees and funding

Financial support – postgraduate students (UK) | University of Roehampton, London

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 8392 3232