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MA Educational Leadership (part time)
Study leadership for education settings around the world with this flexible part-time degree.

MA Educational Leadership (part time)

Year of entry: 2018

Overview

Degree awarded
Master of Arts
Duration
24 months [Part-time]
Entry requirements

A good honours degree (minimum 2:1) and an initial UK qualification in teaching.

The part-time course is a 120 credit Master's plus 60 credits of AP(E)L that you bring with you (a postgraduate certificate or equivalent). You will also need a minimum 2 years teaching experience  based in the UK.

 You will also need to have a minimum of two years teaching experience based in the UK.

Please submit the following documents with your application:

  • Copies of official degree certificates and transcripts of your previous study, showing the subjects taken and grades obtained. If these documents are in languages other than English please provide official translations.
  • Two written references, signed by the referee and on official headed paper
  • A personal statement detailing why you wish to study the course, your experiences, what you can bring to the course and any other information that you see as relevant to your application
  • Your CV
  • Copies of English Language Certification, e.g. IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson test score report.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2017; later applications are considered at our discretion. Please note that we receive a very high number of applications so the course may be closed to new applications before the final deadline given.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MA N Y N N

Course overview

  • You want to learn from those at the forefront of developments in educational leadership
  • You are keen to develop practical approaches to educational improvement and effectiveness
  • You are looking for a flexible course, suitable for busy professionals, supported by excellent online resources

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,167
    International students (per annum): £6,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

The School of Environment, Education and Development is offering a number of scholarships for 2017 entry. For further information please click here .

The School of Environment, Education and Development Loyalty Bursary offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a 1st and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course for September 2017 entry (terms and conditions apply - please contact us for further information).  

See also the University's postgraduate funding database for more funding opportunities.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Linda Williams
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 2814
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/education/postgraduatetaught/
Academic department overview
See: The School .

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

A good honours degree (minimum 2:1) and an initial UK qualification in teaching.

The part-time course is a 120 credit Master's plus 60 credits of AP(E)L that you bring with you (a postgraduate certificate or equivalent). You will also need a minimum 2 years teaching experience  based in the UK.

 You will also need to have a minimum of two years teaching experience based in the UK.

Please submit the following documents with your application:

  • Copies of official degree certificates and transcripts of your previous study, showing the subjects taken and grades obtained. If these documents are in languages other than English please provide official translations.
  • Two written references, signed by the referee and on official headed paper
  • A personal statement detailing why you wish to study the course, your experiences, what you can bring to the course and any other information that you see as relevant to your application
  • Your CV
  • Copies of English Language Certification, e.g. IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson test score report.

English language

Applicants whose first language is not English should meet the following language requirements:

  • IELTS test score of 6.5 or more overall, with a minimum writing score of 6.5 and no other subsection below 6.0
  • TOEFL internet-based test score of 90 or more overall, with a minimum writing score of 22 and no other subsection below 20
  • Pearson Test of English score of 59 or more overall, with a minimum writing score of 59 and no other subsection below 51
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) overall score of 176 or above, with 176 in writing and no sub-section below 169 -OR- Grade C if taken before January 2015(Please note that the Cambridge First Certificate in English is not acceptable)

We will consider applicants who do not meet these scores but you may be required to attend a pre-sessional English language course at the University of Manchester, or to demonstrate an improvement in your language scores prior to the start of your course.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

Apply online

The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2017; later applications are considered at our discretion. Please note that we receive a very high number of applications so the course may be closed to new applications before the final deadline given.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Course details

Course description

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 field of leadership, management, school effectiveness and improvement. Senior educational experts 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.

Aims

  • Develop participants' understanding of the key leadership issues that influence teachers' and other educators' performance in primary and secondary schools and other educational settings.
  • Provide an overview of relevant and current theories/frameworks for examining these issues from a leadership perspective.
  • Enable colleagues at all levels within educational institutions to identify issues and develop appropriate strategies to generate and sustain educational improvement.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of practical approaches to Educational Improvement and Effectiveness and of current theories, issues and debates in the field.
  • Develop a range of learning and transferable skills which integrate current research and best practice in the areas of School Leadership and Educational Improvement applicable to different students on different programmes.

Teaching and learning

Students are expected to attend one course unit per semester in year one. This equates to approximately two hours once a week, or once every two weeks where lectures are accessible online instead meaning that only attendance at seminars is required (lectures and seminars happen in alternate weeks). In year two, almost all teaching is through the virtual learning platform, with tutor meetings as and when necessary.

Where possible all 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.

Teaching methods draw on a range of styles including formal lectures, workshops and other collaborative activities including role-play, presentations and other types of group tasks.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment is by 4 X 3,000 word assignments and a dissertation of 15,000 words.

Course unit details

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk