MA Educational Leadership / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
MA Educational Leadership is ideal if you're an educational professional currently working in, or aspiring to work in, a leadership position.
The course is taught by leading academics in the fields of leadership, management, and school improvement.
Senior educational experts may also contribute, including head teachers, inspectors, local authority officers and policy-makers.
Teaching encourages student participation, shared experiences and opportunities for practical application.
Depending on your background and experience, you may find the approach rather different from your previous experiences of university.
- Examine current theories for examining education policy and practice from a leadership perspective.
- Develop your understanding of key leadership issues that influence teachers' performance.
- Enable colleagues to identify issues and develop appropriate school improvement strategies.
- Develop your practical approaches to school improvement and effectiveness.
- Develop your transferable skills which integrate current research and best practice.
- Education has been a discipline of study at Manchester since 1890.
- Our students come from all over the globe, and our qualifications are recognised across the globe.
- Our research improves the quality of education across the world, with 78% of our activity defined as `world-leading' or `internationally excellent' (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Teaching and learning
The course is taught by world-leading researchers who focus on the realities of professional practice through using the social sciences. This includes:
- Dr Jenna Mittelmeier (whose expertise is in higher education students' transition experience);
- Dr Steve Courtney (an expert on school restructuring, change and leadership);
- Prof Helen Gunter (known internationally for her work on policy and leadership);
- Prof Mel West (a leading expert in school improvement and school effectiveness);
- Tamsin McCaldin (an expert in student leadership and research methods).
Course units are delivered through lectures, tutorials, group-work, case-based approaches, and enquiry-based learning. Comprehensive training is provided in the use of electronic resources.
We encourage both individual and co-operative learning and research and hope to foster an ethos of lifelong learning. We aim to build on the expertise of our students, many of whom are experienced teachers, and who bring with them a wealth of knowledge and practical experience from a wide range of different countries.
Coursework and assessment
Assessment is by eight 3,000-word assignments, or the equivalent, and a dissertation of 15,000 words.
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Engaging with Education Research||EDUC60011||15||Mandatory|
|Research Methods II||EDUC60452||15||Mandatory|
|Leading Educational Change and Development||EDUC70352||15||Mandatory|
|Theories of Teaching and Learning||EDUC60491||15||Optional|
|Digital Media and Information Literacy||EDUC61712||15||Optional|
|Language Learning and Technology||EDUC70061||15||Optional|
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Scholarships and bursaries
We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and merit awards to outstanding applicants and international students.
In addition, the Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class Bachelor's degree within the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's course.
For more information, see Fees and funding or search the University's postgraduate funding database .
The course is taught by the Manchester Institute of Education, which has its own Student Hub. Here you will find all of your teaching staff and support staff. It is also a place to relax with fellow students.
MIE is located in the University's Ellen Wilkinson building, which is centrally located on the University's Oxford Road campus, close to the Main Library, Alan Gilbert Learning Commons and the Students Union.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service.
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