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Educational Leadership & Management MA

Educational Leadership & Management MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course Summary

Enhance your employability by growing your leadership skills with a focus on the specific context of educational settings. Learn to lead, manage, instigate change and develop positive relationships to improve educational e course content is designed to reflect the changing needs of schools and other educational settings.

Course overview

Where appropriate each aspect of the programme, from the module content to the learning outcomes, has been aligned with the National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers (DFE 2015). This makes it ideal for those wishing to pursue professional development opportunities and qualifications.

You will engage with legislative, practical and theoretical aspects of school leadership and management. The course team will support you in the development of critical awareness and understanding of key issues in leadership and management. There is a focus on collaborative learning with opportunities to reflect on current practice to better understand pertinent underlying values, beliefs and principles.

You will have the chance to apply your current expertise and shape the course to complement your professional practice and academic interests.

Career outcomes

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Community education officer
  • Early years teacher
  • Education administrator
  • Education consultant
  • English as a foreign language teacher
  • Further education teacher
  • Learning mentor
  • Primary school teacher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Special educational needs teacher
  • Teaching assistant

Different course options

Full time | York St John University | 1 year | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module looks at furthering the development of your research knowledge and practice. It will assist you in evaluating evidence sources and developing your research skills. Explore and review data and plans in the context of various issues affecting educational settings. Gain experience in critiquing evidence sources and reviewing skills for research.

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

Entry onto this postgraduate course requires a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree in Education or another related subject. If your degree is not in Education or a related discipline but you can demonstrate extensive work experience in the field, your application may be considered.

University information

York St John University has been changing the lives of its students since 1841, when it was established as York Teacher Training School, making it one of the UK’s oldest institutions. It has an award-winning, eleven-acre campus situated in the centre of York, boasting state-of-the-art facilities following an investment of more than £46 million since 2011. Here are just some of the reasons to start your Postgraduate study at York St John...more