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MSc Education (Management and Leadership)

MSc Education (Management and Leadership)

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Full time | Main Site - Highfield Campus | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course Summary

This pathway will equip you with the tools you need to analyse and synthesise research and policy alongside internationally recognised tutors on educational leadership and school effectiveness.
You will have the opportunity to explore the best in professional knowledge and practice, cutting edge research, and evaluation evidence in a variety of educational contexts. The ultimate aim of the programme is to develop and improve your knowledge as educational leaders so that you may impact institutional change.
• 7th in the UK for research impact (Latest Research Excellence Framework, 2014)
• Carrying out world-leading research in higher education, social justice and inclusive education, educational effectiveness, mathematics, science and health education
• Covering the full spectrum, from early years to post-compulsory and lifelong learning
• Engage in institutional and professional development and respond to best practice from a global perspective.
• Develop the professional skills required to meet the challenges of continuous change and its potential impact upon those who manage and lead schools, public and private sector institutions, and other teachers and educational practitioners.
• Improve your knowledge, understanding and practice as educational managers and leaders by critically analysing and synthesising national, international research and policy, plus to communicate outcomes in clear and convincing ways so as to enhance institutional performance.


Modules will normally be assessed by one or two assignments totalling the equivalent of 4000 words. Assessment methods may include: Essays; Oral/electronic presentations; Posters; Authored materials (e.g. an audio or video podcast, a learning resource or educational game).

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

UK Bachelors degree with upper-second class honours or higher (or equivalent overseas qualification) and ideally work experience in a related field.

University information

The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton,...more