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Education: Leadership Coaching and Mentoring MA

Education: Leadership Coaching and Mentoring MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Mentoring Coaching (Teaching / Training) Education Studies Headmaster/Headmistress/School Leadership School Administration

Course type


Course Summary

This course offers an integral and essential step on the path to establishing the professional credibility and status of coaching and mentoring. Our emphasis is on aspects of coaching and mentoring as the enabler of learning with reflection on own practice to align with wider professional and organisational necessities.

You will be encouraged to be an autonomous learner and to engage in dialogue to develop more masterly thinking. You will be expected to undertake directed and self-directed study, as well as formative task work. You will have access to suitable resources to support you, many of which are available through the University’s virtual learning environment. This means outside class-based study you have some flexibility to manage your study around your own commitments.

Some of our graduates are already self-employed coaches working at executive level, some are working in leadership and managerial or in HR/OD roles across sectors and some make career moves having shaped their next step through their process of study. Some graduates are working in education, health care and business, and are thinking about how developing coaching behaviours and skills can improve teaching and learning, while others have gone on to implement coaching and mentoring programmes on the basis of what they have learned. Some of our graduates have received national and international recognition for their coaching and mentoring achievements.

Different course options

Full time | Kedleston Road Campus | 1 year | JAN

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Evidence Based Practice - Core
Independent Study - Core
Crafting Your Masters Study - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fee for 2018/19 is £600 per 20 credits and all fees may be subject to annual increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Tuition fee for 2018/19 is £13,500 and all fees may be subject to annual increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You will usually need an undergraduate or an equivalent credit bearing qualification to be accepted on the programme. It is preferred that you have some basic training in either coaching or mentoring however even if you are just interested to know more, it is worth contacting us because you might have relevant professional experience that we could take into account.

University information

The University of Derby is spread across three campuses in Derby, Buxton and Chesterfield. Derby is proud to welcome students from more than 100 countries around the world, so you’ll be part of a diverse, international community. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, the University offers a wide range of courses and flexible study...more