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Leadership in Education MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Headmaster/Headmistress/School Leadership Education Studies School Administration

Course type


Course Summary

Course Summary

This course is for all levels of leadership, future, aspiring leaders, Middle Leaders and Senior Leaders. The course tackles issues directly related to the current field of national and international education. It challenges you to develop deeper critical thinking around how to meet the needs of policy and the needs of your students and staff. You will work through the process of initiating and driving change at an individual, group and/or organisational level.

You will also learn how to adapt your communication strategies and techniques for developing new behaviours and attitudes. In short, the course aims to equip you with the skills to lead the development of others. You may have already completed National College Leadership courses, which you can use to gain credits towards the MA Leadership in Education. This course is designed to either build on these programmes or stand alone.

Your Future Career

This course will enable you to develop your leadership skills and ability to lead change to meet the needs of staff and learners in educational contexts. It is suitable for all levels, from aspirational leaders to those in a existing leadership role. The course can support candidates to continue to develop in future leadership roles, and leadership opportunities or to develop others to lead in future as teachers, lecturers or courses facilitators. Candidates will also be able to offer consultancy services, guidance and advice depending on where they are positioned regarding their leadership roles.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



Strategic and Reflective Leadership in Education - Core
Applied Research Project in Education - Core
Leading Change - Core
Strategic Leadership – Leading Wellbeing and Resilience (Mental Wealth) - Core
Developing Leadership Capability for Change - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fee is £1,180 Per 30 credit module. Tuition fees are subject to annual change.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fee is £2,250 Per 30 credit module. Tuition fees are subject to annual change.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need 2.2 honours degree. All applicants should already be in employment.

University information

The University of East London has 140 practical, career-focused postgraduate programmes in the areas of: Arts Creative and tech industries Architecture Engineering and construction Cultural studies Social sciences Law Business Education Psychology Health Bioscience Sports Many of these are accredited by professional bodies. The uni is based across two campuses in East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park...more