MA in Educational Leadership and Management

Manchester Metropolitan University

Program Description

MA in Educational Leadership and Management

Manchester Metropolitan University

The MA Educational Leadership and Management programme has been developed for education and public sector professionals who are aspiring to their first leadership position. This Masters will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in a wide range of leadership and management theories and frameworks.

The programme draws on the outstanding specialist research within the Faculty world-leading Education and Social Research Institute, providing students with the most relevant theoretical knowledge they need to underpin their practice. This process includes critically analysing models relating to change management, organisational culture and the impact of leadership on organisational effectiveness. Students will study theories of leadership and management and apply them to their own workplace

We welcome non-EU international applications for the full-time route and students are supported at every stage by MMU International.

Features and benefits of the course

  • Specialist research and teaching expertise within the Faculty's Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
  • Collaborative links with ESRI, including guests speakers and conferences
  • Study at our £139 million Brooks building which has world-class facilities for teaching and learning
  • In the QS World University rankings for Education and Training, released by the Times Higher this week, the Faculty of Education was placed in the top 250 providers worldwide.

About the Course


Term 1 Units:

  • Introduction to Educational and Social Research Design

This unit is interconnected with the other full-time Master's awards and enables a consideration of the ways in which knowledge is generated in the field of educational leadership and management.

  • Leadership and Management in Educational Settings

This unit explores the different educational leadership discourses and relevant management theories and concepts.

Term 2 Units:

Students take two optional units that develop their ability to critically engage with published research and to develop their own research skills in support of their own fields of interest:

  • Collaborative Research Project
  • Globalisation, Social Justice and Social Change
  • Identity, Equality and Empowerment in Childhood
  • Independent Study
  • Key Issues in Managing Diversity, Disability and Special Educational Needs
  • Practice-Based Project
  • Transformative and Ethical Leadership in Educational Settings

Terms 2 and 3

  • Dissertation

Typical Entry Requirements

Standard MMU admission requirements for taught postgraduate programmes apply: applicants need to have an honours degree, or a postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a UK honours degree. Other qualifications or experience may be acceptable if students are able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills to a UK honours degree standard.

Language requirements

International applicants need to demonstrate English Language requirements at IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 1, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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1 year
Full time
8,500 GBP
United Kingdom - Manchester, England
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UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £8,500 per year. Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £14,500 per year.