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Education: Educational Leadership - MA/PgD/PgC

Education: Educational Leadership - MA/PgD/PgC

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Education Studies Headmaster/Headmistress/School Leadership

Course type


Course Summary

The overall aim of this programme is to produce educators capable of operating at the highest levels within the educational arena, with the ability to integrate theory with practice and apply intellectual and academic rigour, informed by current educational research, to their professional context. The programme team aims to play a key role in supporting the continuing professional development of teachers, youth and community workers and education professionals.

Assessment is by coursework assignments equivalent to 6,000 words per thirty credit module throughout the taught element of the programme. The assessments take a variety of forms including written reports of research, posters, discussion postings, reflective wikis, seminar presentations and journal style articles. Students will be given opportunities in each module to ask questions about their assessments in order to clarify what is required of them.

Graduates from the programme have gone on to promotion in the education sector, including school and community management and leadership, curriculum leadership, positions within advisory services, lecturing and research posts in higher education, and work with government education departments across the world. Students can exit at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma levels.

Different course options

Full time | Cyncoed Campus | 2 years | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Effective and Ethical Governance: Principles and Practice
Facilitating Critical Professional
Analysing Educational Data
Practitioner Research
Educating the More Able Learner
Mentoring and Coaching Principles and Policies in Action
Learning and Teaching Pedagogy
Education: Purpose and Values
Philosophy for Children
Facilitating Critical Thinking and Enquiry
Community of Enquiry: Philosophy and Pedagogy
Managing Community Practice
Education and Equity
Exploring the Social and Emotional Development of Learners (3-18)
Governance and Leadership in Public and Third Sector Contexts
Principles of Community Development and Youth Work
Additional Learning Needs and Inclusion: Underpinning Principles
Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Classroom
Leading for Additional Learning Needs
English as an Additional Language
Mentoring and Engaging Young People
Effective Educational Leadership
Governance and Leadership in Education
Curriculum Development (Successful Futures)
Curriculum Purposes and Principles for Science and Technology Teaching
School Improvement

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants must have a relevant initial degree at 2:2 classification or above. It is also possible to enrol on the course if you are a non-graduate and have a minimum of two years' relevant experience.

University information

Cardiff Metropolitan University is one of Cardiff’s oldest educational institutions, having gone through several name changes during its history. It has two campuses (Cyncoed and Llandaff) which are just outside the city centre and provides a range of different courses. Approximately 35% of its students are studying a postgraduate qualification, and 30% of their overall attendees are mature students. The university was awarded a Silver...more

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