MA Educational Leadership (part time) / Course details
Year of entry: 2018
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.
- 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.