What will I learn?

Educational Leadership and Management MA is for those looking to pursue a leadership role within an educational organisation. Warwick's Centre for Education Studies uses a client-orientated focus, with multi-pronged routes to train you for a scholarly career or research-informed professional practice.

Course Overview

This MA is ideal for you if you wish to develop your abilities as an educational leader or manager. The course offers a multi-pronged approach, which enables the development of an academic career route as well as research-informed professional practice. At the end of the course, we anticipate that you will have developed reflective and critical capabilities, providing you with a sound basis for your next career move, alongside the necessary knowledge and skills to respond to a variety of educational leadership challenges within your organisation.

Teaching and Assessment

Depending on which term modules run, you'll attend one or two 3-hour seminars each week during the Autumn and Spring Terms of modules plus research methods training lectures and seminars throughout all three terms. If you are a part-time student the number of modules you take each term will depend on the length of your course. You will have two optional modules to select in total. Depending on the modules you select, sessions consist of presentations, group discussions, case studies and self-study. Some modules are available online. Seminar group numbers vary depending on the modules that are selected. Assessment types vary depending on modules selected but may be a mixture of assignments and oral presentations. You’ll also complete a dissertation based on an individual research project, with support from a member of academic staff.

Skills from this degree

  • Applying knowledge and understanding of research methods in planning, undertaking and evaluating a research project
  • Informed understanding of concepts and theories of leadership and management in education, and their relationship
  • Understanding of strategy and strategic perspectives in education
  • Human resource management in education and its links with strategy
  • Identifying factors affecting learner achievement and ways to improve it

Careers

Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Academy 360; Ark Schools; British Council; Department of Education; E-Act; Oxfordshire County Council; PricewaterhouseCoopers and Royal Academy of Engineering. They have pursued roles such as: actors, entertainers and presenters; business, research and administrative professionals; chief executives and senior officials; education advisers and school inspectors; further education teaching professionals and vocational and industrial trainers and instructors.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Careers in Education
  • Careers with Children and Young People
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year

Which department am I in?

Centre for Education Studies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£22,340.00 (US$ 30,029) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected October 2022

Venue

University of Warwick

Coventry,

CV4 7AL, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For applicants looking to apply to our Postgraduate Taught or Research degrees, the following are Undergraduate degree classification requirements, and their US equivalent GPA, on a scale of either 4.0 or 4.3. 1:1 or 1st Class equivalent to GPA 3.8 or 2:1 or Upper Second Class equivalent to GPA 3.3or 2:2 or Lower Second Class equivalent to GPA 3.0.

For international students

Minimum requirements 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. IELTS (IELTS score to 7 overall, two at 6.0/6.5 & rest 7.0+). Students need to have: Overall Score 100, comprising Reading 22, Listening 21, Speaking 23, Writing 21.

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

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