What will I learn?

What is Education, Ethics and Leadership MA?

The MA Education, Ethics and Leadership is part of a suite of 3 routes for those with a continuing interest in developing their theory and practice in the field of educational leadership. Through this MA you will share sessions with those on the MA Education and MA Inclusive Education. This will support you to develop your understanding of different perspectives, developing your practice and critical thinking as you explore a range of key areas related to an ethical approach to leadership in education.

The range of modules which form this MA Education, Ethics and Leadership route will enable you to focus and specialise, with choices built into the assessment requirements. The curriculum reflects the latest developments in education and is delivered by a team of dedicated and experienced teaching staff with specialist areas of expertise, who are all also involved in researching and publishing within the area.

You’ll develop a deep critical understanding of how leadership and its intersection with ethics, is applied to educational settings. The course is designed to explore how we lead people and organisations from multiple perspectives – such as psychology, sociology, management and organisational theory. You will explore this through a range of modules which focus on topics such as approaches to leadership, pedagogy, ethics in education, sustainability, as well as approaches to educational research. Further information about this is available below. In the final stage of the Master’s you’ll complete a dissertation focusing on your choice of research topic within the field of ethics and educational leadership.

Study style

You’ll be taught in lectures (including guest lecturers), seminars and workshops at our Francis Close Hall campus in Cheltenham. Contributing your own ideas and participation in discussions during sessions are significant elements within the course. You’ll be assessed 100% by coursework.

As you join our wider Postgraduate community, with a range of supplementary activities on offer, we’ll encourage you to reflect on your own practice, taking the skills and knowledge you gain to implement strategies that meet the needs of your learners.

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • Learning & development
  • Education
  • Teachers
  • Lecturers
  • Further study at PhD/EdD level

Which department am I in?

School of Education and Humanities

Study options

Full Time (45 weeks)

Tuition fees
£14,700.00 (15,14,788) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 September 2021

Venue

University of Gloucestershire

The Park,

Cheltenham,

Gloucestershire,

GL50 2RH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For Doctorate and PhD admission, applicants must have successfully completed a master's degree with a good grade in a related subject field or hold relevant work experience. In addition some programmes may require work experience and/or a strong portfolio of work. Applicants are expected to submit a research proposal. IELTS 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any component.

For international students

At least a 2.2 honours degree equivalent in this subject area. Relevant work experience will also be taken into consideration. EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other component) or equivalent. TOEFL: Reading - 22 Writing -24 Listening - 21 Speaking - 23 Total - 88.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Gloucestershire

Set in the southwest of the UK, the University of Gloucestershire offers students the chance to make the most of both city and countryside.

  • The UK’s most sustainable university 2019
  • Ranked 6th globally for postgraduate research (PRES 2019)
  • 95% graduates in work within six months (DLHE 2017/18)
  • International merit scholarships and country awards