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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Leadership Learning Theory

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

OVERVIEW

Critique theories of leadership and management and learn how they relate to your working environment. Explore services and multi-agency working for young children and families. And, through critical reflection, develop skills to pursue a leadership role in an early years setting.

On our part-time master’s course, you’ll explore leadership and management in early years education and consider how you can improve services for children and families.

This course is designed for professionals working, or volunteering, across the education, health, social care and community sectors. Whether you’re a teacher or volunteer for a social enterprise, we’ll help you to develop your leadership and management skills.

Whichever early childhood area you work in, you’ll gain theoretical knowledge about leadership and management and apply them to your own practice. You'll disrupt your assumptions about leadership and early years provision. And, you’ll critique your position in your workplace, considering ways you could be more influential and work across agencies.

You’ll have the opportunity to engage in professionally stimulating and challenging dialogue with fellow students and explore ways of leading and visioning, such as using the power of pictures to create your shared goal. You’ll also critique the role that a leader plays in the early years environment, including nurseries, preschools, and childminders.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Through this course, you’ll develop a clear understanding of the role a leader plays across educational settings, and develop your vision of leadership.

You’ll gain the knowledge to help you pursue a career in a leadership position across multi-agency support services and communities that support young children.

You may choose to use this knowledge to support your current management or leadership role, or to move into a more senior role.

You could also continue with further study and begin a PhD or EdD, which is often the first step to a career in academia. Previous graduates have gone onto study a PhD while working in a leadership position. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards during this course.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This unit asks students to address critical challenges, tensions or contradictions, and professional dilemmas within their own practice, to think forward and develop possible ways of re-framing, re-imagining, or innovating for future practice. This provides opportunities to work at the leading edge (of thinking/practice) to rethink services or approaches/interventions, to plan forward and/or to consider specific changes and innovations in language education.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The tuition fee is £1084 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

The tuition fee is £2667 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study). Additional Cost may be applicable.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants will have a degree, postgraduate diploma or professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an undergraduate UK honours degree. Other qualifications or experience may be considered. You also need to have experience related to the award area (or taking up employment or similar related to the award area).

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. The award-winning, inspirational campus in the heart of Manchester provides vibrant learning spaces and excellent facilities across modern and historical buildings that reflect their teaching excellence since 1824. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at...more