University of Nottingham

Degree level: Postgraduate

Educational Leadership and Management MA (by distance learning) (Taught)

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Course summary

Education is one of the fundamental building blocks of any society. However, leading an educational organisation is becoming increasingly complex. This online course aims to strengthen your knowledge of leadership and change management in a range of educational contexts. Through the analysis of the latest theories and issues, you'll conduct research that drives development and enhances your professional practice to help you make a positive difference within the classroom or an education organisation. You'll engage in critical discussion of a range of practices in the leadership and management of other adults in organisations to promote the development of you, your colleagues and your organisation. The course is ideal for those who wish to move into or progress in educational leadership roles. Much of the research that influences this course is conducted by those teaching it. Their expertise and academic knowledge allows you to analyse different leadership styles and explore how they could affect your own practice. A key focus of the course is supporting practice-based inquiry and applying it to the way you work. With an advanced education degree from the University of Nottingham, you will graduate with all the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to pursue your career goals.


The taught element of this course is made up of four 30-credit modules, plus a 60-credit dissertation. It can be completed over two years part-time, plus an eight month dissertation period. There are PGDip and PGCert exit points.

Assessment method

Each 30-credit module is assessed by a 6,000-word written assignment. To complete the masters, you must achieve a pass of 50 on each assignment. The 15,000-word dissertation is an original piece of work and should be related to one of the selected modules on an approved topic.

Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) or a relevant professional qualification. A personal statement is required that demonstrates both a clear understanding of the course and relevant motivation for pursuing educational leadership and management studies plus, if possible, details of any relevant professional or work experience in an educational setting. IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Educational Leadership and Management MA (by distance learning) at University of Nottingham - UCAS