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MA/PGDip/PGCert Education Leadership and Management

MA/PGDip/PGCert Education Leadership and Management

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Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Education Studies Headmaster/Headmistress/School Leadership

Course type


Course Summary


Froebel College and Roehampton's School of Education are rooted in Froebelian principles that include a commitment to addressing people's wellbeing personally, in education, and in their communities. It is an aim of this master's programme to strengthen students’ awareness of the social and communal influences that impact upon the ideas, frameworks and practices adopted by leaders and organisations within our communities.

The University’s commitment to critical thinking, equality, diversity, inclusion, responsible citizenship, and leadership are all reflected in this programme. It provides opportunities to engage with up-to-date research over a broad range of issues and current thinking relating to education leadership and management. The focus is local, national, and global with all modules drawing upon students' diversity, diverse experiences, and research literature to develop a research-informed understanding of leadership and management in different social and educational contexts.

The programme enables you to specialise in particular areas of interest by giving a choice in your assignment and dissertation topics so your study has an immediate relevance and also prepares you for your future development as a practitioner and as a researcher.

If you are currently in a senior management position, then a special route may be possible for you depending upon your experience and courses completed with organisations such as the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

A key aspect of the Education Leadership and Management MA is the undertaking of a piece of research. You will study the foundational skills and concepts in academic enquiry, and planning for your specialist research. Your research will be in the form of a dissertation, as a means of critically enquiring into and developing knowledge about an issue or question relevant to your study.

This programme has an international profile and brings together students at postgraduate level from around the world.

Career Options

Careers in leadership and management in schools, colleges, universities, and early years settings; working in government organizations and educational charities; consultancy; training industries and further academic study at PhD level. Research areas include education policy, enhancement and quality, inspection, and review systems. You will also achieve PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.


What does it mean to lead? What does it mean to manage? What are the conundrums of leadership and management? What are the emerging issues in education, organisations and society that challenge leaders and managers today? How do I lead in times of change? How do I thrive as a leader? The sessions in the module are not designed to provide answers for there is no one answer to any of these questions. Instead, the sessions are designed around a topical area within education, education leadership or leadership broadly to promote discussion, debate, finding common ground from which to craft potential solutions and working together to suggest possible solutions. Using a problem-based learning approach to build community, collegiality, autonomy and efficacy, students will begin to view leadership and not as a solo endeavour but as a process where solutions can be constructed through dialogue and action. Students, therefore, should demonstrate that they can use a research informed approach to develop an understanding of complex issues that leaders face and have the skills in which to lead solutions.

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Entry requirements

You need a degree in the field of education, a teaching qualification such as a PGCE or a degree in a closely related cognate field, demonstrated formal or informal leadership experience in an organisational context that the applicant expressly explores in their personal statement. PGCE credits are generally not accepted for transfer.

University information

Located in South-West London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The university has a long history dating back over 180 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more