Education (Leadership and Management) (Distance Learning) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

Studying distance learning means that you get the benefit of the knowledge and skills of the staff at the University, but the materials are designed to allow you to fit them around the demands of your work and home. There are online group learning sessions giving you opportunities to exchange ideas and reinforce the knowledge and skills that you have encountered. Campus learning is built around a fixed set of regular workshops supported by pre-class reading activities. If you’re currently in a position of responsibility either in the education or public service sector and would like to take on more of a leadership role, then this course could be for you. This course will focus on developing your own effectiveness as a manager by considering wider theories, research, and strategies whilst also developing your skills as a leader. Why Education (Leadership and Management)?

  • You’ll consider the role of the leader, how that role links to and differs from management, and the development that may be required. You’ll look at the concepts of vision, values, culture, and strategic planning.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to reflect upon your personal professional practice, considering current theories and research about learning and development through a variety of teaching and learning strategies. You’ll be supported to enhance your understanding of the policy and practice context in which practitioners and managers are operating. The course could help you to progress into middle and senior management roles.
  • On this course you’ll have the opportunity to develop an understanding of critical reflection and how to employ independent learning strategies to enable you to evaluate and inform your professional practice. You’ll also develop and deepen your knowledge and understanding of educational research and be able to use these skills in researching an aspect of leadership and management for your dissertation.
  • You’ll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers and will have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.
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Year 1 One core module in each of the September, January and May terms. Developing Effective Leadership Methods of Enquiry Mentoring and Coaching Year 2 In the September term: Managing Learning and Development in Organisations From January to July/August: Dissertation

Assessment method

On this course, you’ll have the opportunity to develop an understanding of critical reflection and how to employ independent learning strategies to enable you to evaluate and inform your professional practice. You’ll also develop and deepen your knowledge and understanding of educational research. This is a part-time route that starts in September and takes 24 months to complete. Each module lasts for a 10-week term during which you will have independent guided learning activities for example pre-seminar reading, watching pre-recorded videos, and participating in online group discussion board. These will be structured alongside 6-8 hours of online workshops when the cohort meets together to exchange knowledge and ideas and enrich your understanding. The dissertation has a 2-hour initial workshop followed by one-to-one online supervision to guide you through your research project. You'll also use our Virtual Learning Environment and online library facilities which provide access to a wide range of high-quality learning materials. The course is normally assessed through course work. The assessment on the course allows you to demonstrate your practical knowledge and skills alongside developing your critical and theoretical understanding of the subject. The assessment builds on your particular interests and context and is likely to have outcomes that will be of benefit to your professional life and to your employer. You’ll be provided with guidance to help you develop your assignment work by module tutors and specialist learning support staff. Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks – unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback is available after the publication of results.

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree in a relevant subject at 2:2 or above, or a professional equivalent. The University will determine whether a degree can be recognised as UK equivalent. In order to successfully study this distance learning course, you must also have: * Access to a computer with a reliable internet connection. * The ability to access and use online study guidance and support. * Appropriate video and audio devices so that you can participate in webinar tutorials.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7900 Whole course
Northern Ireland £7900 Whole course
Scotland £7900 Whole course
Wales £7900 Whole course
Channel Islands £7900 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £7900 Whole course

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

The information provided below is for those applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2023/24. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for Distance Learning students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance - Employers looking to enrol a number of learners may be eligible for a corporate discount. Contact [email protected] for further information. Please email the Distance Learning Unit ([email protected]) for more information about fees and finance.
Education (Leadership and Management) (Distance Learning) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS