Educational Leadership and Management at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

Our MA Educational Leadership and Management is designed for professionals in the education sector seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in leadership and management. Education is the foundation of any society, but leading an educational team or organisation can be complex. That's why our course aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the challenges of leadership and management in a variety of educational contexts. Through the analysis of the latest theories and issues, you will conduct research that drives development and enhances your professional practice, enabling you to make a positive impact within your classroom or educational organisation. Our course is ideal for those seeking 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 approaches and explore how they could relate to your own practice. A key focus of the course is supporting practice-based inquiry and applying it to the way you work. We also offer a distance learning version of this course - MA Educational Leadership and Management (Online) We also welcome approaches from educational organisations looking for a bespoke programme for their staff.


The taught element of this course is made up of four 30-credit modules, plus a 60-credit dissertation. It can be completed over one year full-time. 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 or more 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

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Educational Leadership and Management at University of Nottingham - UCAS