Members of Education from the Faculty of Social Sciences have worked in partnership with local authorities over a number of years to develop a suite of highly-regarded professional education programmes designed to impact directly on professional practices and pupils’ learning experiences and outcomes.
During 2013-15 Education researchers at the Faculty of Social Sciences worked with a wide range of practitioners from our partner local authorities on three government-funded research and development projects. The findings of these have greatly informed this exciting new programme, which is offered for the first time in 2015. It offers an opportunity for participants to further develop their professional learning and leadership practices in a supportive, flexible, creative and challenging learning environment.
Building on the success and impact of previous programmes, it is also designed taking account of current policy and the Professional Standards framework (GTCS, 2012) to offer participants the opportunity to develop leadership at all levels through developing a critical and enquiring stance to practice.
The benefits of the programme will extend not only to participants but also to colleagues and the wider school community and will lead to the development of strong professional networks both within and beyond the course.
The following optional pathways have been developed to meet individuals’ professional learning interests and career aspirations.
- Advanced Professional Practice
- Middle Leadership
- Coaching and Mentoring
- Digital Social Trends and Professional Practices (Autumn 2016)
The programme offers the opportunity for participants to further develop their professional learning and leadership practices in a supportive, flexible, creative and challenging learning environment.
What makes us different?
Entry requirementsAcademic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. Students on the course must have access to /be employed in an appropriate work environment (e.g. a school). Please note: If you are a student from overseas and applying with a Tier 4 student visa, we unfortunately cannot accept your application for this course as it falls into the category of being part-time, delivered online or a distance learning course.
English language requirementsIf English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
- IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B
- Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component
- IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20
Delivery and assessmentCandidates must successfully complete six modules for the award of the MSc degree.
Modes of studyPart-time, three years.
Career opportunitiesThe MSc in Professional Education and Leadership provides high quality career-long professional learning for those working in the education sector.
EmployabilityThe MSc in Professional Education and Leadership develops and enhances knowledge, understanding and skills which support career-long professional development.
Industry connectionsThe MSc in Professional Education and Leadership has been designed and developed in partnership with local authorities.
This school offers programs in:
Cost & Fees
- Overseas £415
- Home/EU £765
From 2016/7 onwards, the fees for all taught postgraduate courses are to be held at the level set upon entry.
Please note there is an additional charge for the conferral of your degree. This will be charged at the rate applicable when you complete your studies.
Last updated September 28, 2017