Education (Leadership and Management)


Key facts

Start dates

September 2023

Course length

Full time: 12 months, Harcourt Hill Campus

Part time: Two / three years depending on your chosen trajectory – part-time on campus or distance learning


Harcourt Hill


School of Education


Progress your career in education, and step into a leadership role.

Are you ready to take on school leadership? Do you want to make the leap into your first role as a leader? This course will shape your identity and approach as a leader.

You’ll analyse the latest research and techniques in educational leadership – in the context of your own career. You’ll learn about areas like:

  • Managing change
  • Leadership styles
  • Motivating individuals
  • Handling conflict
  • And leading a team

You’ll reflect closely on your own experiences in leadership as you learn. You’ll get to know your strengths, and you’ll understand past challenges. And you’ll have the freedom to focus your learning on the areas that matter most to you.

You’ll join a vibrant and supportive cohort of future school leaders. And you’ll build a lasting professional network- who you’ll learn from as you study.

You’ll graduate with the self-awareness central to strong leadership – along with the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead.

Specific entry requirements

This MA course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities, normally graduates with a recognised teaching qualification, or other educational professional experience.

Applicants should have:

– a good honours degree
– relevant professional experience.

Entry with credit

Credit can be made up of appropriate work completed outside the course, for example, M level credit from PGCE awards, Postgraduate Certificates or Postgraduate Diplomas in relevant educational courses. Please contact for more information.