MSc Leadership and Management in Education

Kaplan - University of Essex Online, United Kingdom
MSc Leadership and Management in Education
Next enrollment cycle January 2025 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 1,210,573
Course Accredited By NA
2 Years Online Postgraduate Degree Up to 10% scholarship

Do you want to become a leader within an educational, training, or staff development environment? Our MSc Leadership and Management in Education* will help you to succeed in such a role, developing your understanding of the latest managerial strategy and research methods.

  • On this course, you will be encouraged to reflect on your current leadership and management abilities and develop new skills to enhance your practice.
  • This popular aspect within the field of education explores and addresses current issues that exist in national and international education. You will examine both individual and organisational learning strategies and how these link to human resource protocols, student engagement and the fostering of shared goals. There is also a focus on learning about existing leadership frameworks and theoretical approaches within an educational context.

Throughout this course, you will explore a broad range of topics designed to reflect the evolving education sector, including:

  • The principles that underpin individual and organisational learning
  • The theory and practice of leadership and management within education and staff development
  • How to apply research and literature within a practical setting
  • Different approaches to education and teaching within a variety of global contexts
  • The individual and organisational transfer of learning, including the application of information, strategies, and skills
  • Examine the use of learning analytics to support professionals in leadership roles
  • You will also have the opportunity to develop a focused piece of independent research into an area of education, training or staff development that is of personal interest to you.

*Please note that this degree will not provide you with a teaching qualification and that additional qualified teacher status is required to allow you to teach in the UK.

*The start date and details of this course are still subject to University approval. In the event that approval is not granted by your course start date, an alternative date will be offered or a full refund given. If we need to make changes to this programme as part of the University of Essex validation process, we will communicate these to you at the earliest possible date.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2025

Entry Requirements

  • We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.
  • Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two week induction period of the course in order to continue your studies.

Academic entry route

  • In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our MSc Leadership and Management in Education, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:
  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Work experience entry route

  • In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our MSc Leadership and Management in Education, you must meet the following criteria:
  • At least two years’ experience in a relevant field supported by an appropriate reference

English language requirements

  • As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5. Don’t worry if you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification – we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.
  • You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree
  • The MSc Leadership and Management in Education is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

  • Principles of Learning (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Leadership and Management in Education (20 credits)
  • Supporting Professional Development and Organisational Learning Strategy (20 credits)
  • Responding to Learning Contingency (10 credits)
  • Application of Research and Literature in Practice (20 credits)
  • Learning Analytics for Leadership (10 credits)
  • Creating Learning Communities (10 credits)
  • Social Justice in Global Education (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

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