Educational Leadership (Teach First) at Bath Spa University - UCAS

Bath Spa University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Educational Leadership (Teach First) (Taught)

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Course summary

Develop your expertise as an educational leader with our Teach First leadership development Master's programme.

  • Pursue your passion for education while you gain a critical understanding of the characteristics of effective leadership.
  • Build on your existing PGDE to attain a Master's degree, with studies that fit around your current teaching responsibilities.
  • Learn how to bring about change in your school and improve the wellbeing of the children and young people you teach.
Education offers individuals and communities the very best chance to successfully take control of their future, and the future of the world. This MA in Education Leadership asks you to question, research, analyse and evaluate the challenges facing education and educational leadership in the twenty-first century, whether locally or globally. Drawing on internationally-based research, and informed by the values and mission of Teach First, MA Educational Leadership at Bath Spa is designed to develop and improve your expertise as an educational leader. This is a 60 credit dissertation module that builds on your existing PGDE to 'top-up' your learning to Master's level. You'll take a critical and cultural approach to leadership as a socially constructed and ethical practice. You'll also relate theory and research to your own working environment.


This dissertation module follows on from the topics covered during the PGDE. You'll be expected to undertake a piece of original research or study, which may be work-based, in an area of interest to you that is closely related to your PGDE Award in Education Leadership (Teach First). You'll identify ethical issues when undertaking research in the field of education, and work with your fellow participants and supervisor to take your dissertation from initial draft to submission, through self-directed study, open seminars, peer learning workshops, and tutorials with your dissertation supervisor.

Assessment method

Your assessment is the equivalent of 16,000 words and includes an ethical approval form, an applied research project proposal, a portfolio and a recorded digital presentation.

Entry requirements

You'll be working towards, or will have already successfully completed, the 120 credit Teach First PGDE award.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2905 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2905 Year 1
Scotland £2905 Year 1
Wales £2905 Year 1
Channel Islands £2905 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £2905 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Educational Leadership (Teach First) at Bath Spa University - UCAS