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Education (Leadership and Management) MA

Education (Leadership and Management) MA

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Full time | University of Worcester | 18 months | 18-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time


18 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Management Skills (Specific) Headmaster/Headmistress/School Leadership Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

What makes MA Education (Leadership and Management) at Worcester special?

This pathway is a state-of-the-art exploration of educational leadership and management. It appeals to individuals at all stages of their careers; those starting out and thinking about their next steps, and those already in a post where they hold responsibility. Collectively the modules expose students to cutting edge leadership theory and research and links these to the internal and external challenges faced by today’s educational leaders.

We focus on the leadership practices and processes which enhance, improve and transform organisational others, and society. The modules are thought provoking and exciting, you will emerge with expert understandings of what it takes to be an effective leader, your responsibilities and the impact of your approach on key educational stakeholders and society.

Key features

Key features:

We get under the hood of leadership research and theory and tie key concepts, frameworks and models to the practicalities of educational leadership.

Teaching and learning approaches are innovative and creative, we look beyond the rhetoric to consider what knowledge and abilities are required to be an educational leader, examining long standing leadership issues, dilemmas, challenges and the responsibilities of leading.

Students are encouraged reflect upon their roles and identities, examine their own beliefs and assumptions in order situate, re-imagine and explore the leadership response
Flexibility: The programme of study can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Modules are delivered at weekends, in the evenings and online to maximise accessibility and to allow students to retain their other professional and family commitments.

International and full-time route: This route meets the needs of professionals wishing to study and familiarise themselves with the UK educational environment alongside their own contrasting experience. The programme consists of two taught modules in each of the first two semesters and a Dissertation in the first half of the second year.


The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments.

Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade. Assessment methods include a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, presentations and a final year dissertation. In negotiated learning modules students can design an investigation and a mode of assessment most suited to their project.


Leadership, Theory, Research and Practice - Core
Research Methods in Education - Core
Leadership in Context - Core
Dissertation in Education - Core
Contemporary Issues in Education - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2.2 or above) and a significant interest in education and/or equivalent professional qualifications, experience and evidence of continuing professional development.