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Education (Leadership and Policy) MSc

Education (Leadership and Policy) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Education Policy / Planning Headmaster/Headmistress/School Leadership

Course type


Course Summary

The Leadership and Policy pathway will help you develop the theoretical knowledge and skills to lead quality improvement and promote social justice within organisations. You will critically engage with ideas and practices related to leading and managing organisational change and educational effectiveness. The programme is designed for professionals with, ideally, at least one year's full-time experience in education as a teacher, administrator, university lecturer or early-years practitioner.

The programme attracts a diverse cohort of professionals, who bring their unique perspectives and experience to our highly interactive teaching and learning. Graduates from the programme have gone on to become education ministers, advisers, school leaders and university-based researchers, and to lead training within business organisations.

We offer academic and personal development opportunities to equip you for the intellectual, social and personal challenges you will encounter during your career. Our overarching goal is to enable our graduates to display the following characteristics: Equipped to demonstrate impact, excellence and distinctiveness in their chosen field; Visionary, imaginative, innovative, reflective and creative; High ideals and values, including a strong sense of social justice; Highly employable throughout the world; Adaptable, with the potential to be a leader in work and in the community.

Different course options

Full time | Clifton Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Education Policy in a Global Context - Core
Quality and Improvement in Education - Core
Leading and Managing Change - Core
Introduction to Educational Inquiry - Core

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

Students need to hold a good UK undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent) and, normally, some appropriate professional experience, which may include voluntary work as well as paid employment.