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Education (Leadership and Management) MA

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    1 year full time
    2-5 years part time

  • Starting:

    February / May / September

  • Fees UK/EU:

    Full Time: £7,425 Part Time: £3,705 Year one (90 credits) £3,705 Year two (90 Credits)

  • Fees International:

    International: £13,750

  • Location:

    Waterside

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 892134

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Overview


This course will not be running in September 2020.

This course allows managers and leaders from a variety of educational settings to explore the nature of leadership and management in schools, government offices and NGOs. You will be given structured advice about your assignments and practical help with organising your work, undertaking research and managing your reading. You will also have the opportunity to work in groups with other students on the course and with the support of experienced researchers.

Updated 25/09/2020

Highlights


  • Part time study route available.
  • International scholarships available.
  • Chance to attend additional optional sessions and presentations connected to the research undertaken in the Faculty of Health, Education and Society.

Course Content


  • You will be taught about such aspects of leadership and management as:

    • distributed leadership and communities of practice
    • school evaluation and school improvement
    • leadership in an international context
    • coaching and mentoring

    You will also study an aspect of leadership in greater depth through your research thesis.

    Methods of Learning

    The entire MA consists of up to 140 hours of taught sessions, which are interactive, involving activities and discussions. If you are studying full-time, you will typically attend classes for five hours per week, although this may vary depending on the modules you choose. Full-time students will also be expected to undertake a further 24 hours per week of private study and research.

    If you are a part-time student, the course takes between two and five years with typically two hours of classes per week and six hours of self-directed study per week. However, the workload is not evenly distributed through the year and at some points you may be working considerably more hours in a week.

    You will also have the chance to attend additional optional sessions and presentations connected to the research undertaken in the Faculty of Education and Humanities.

    If you have master’s (level 7) credits from another course, including the PGCE, NPQH, or programmes run by University of Northampton, then it may be possible to credit these towards this degree.

    MA Education Leadership & Management: to be eligible for the award students must successfully complete EDUM079 or EDUM100 and a further 120 credits from the list below.

    Postgraduate Diploma in Education Leadership & Management: to be eligible for the award students must successfully gain 120 credits from the below list.

  • The course assessment involves essays, portfolios, presentations and small scale research projects. You will complete your final dissertation on a topic chosen with your tutor.

  • To study this course, you will need a relevant honours degree from a UK institution or equivalent, usually at 2:2 or above. If you have other qualifications, or recent professional experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • UK & EU

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,425
    Part Time: £3,705 Year one (90 credits) £3,705 Year two (90 Credits)

    Additional Costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2020/21 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

    Please note to be eligible for a postgraduate loan for this course you must be studying the full 180 credits.

    If you have previously studied a PGCE and have APL modules you will not qualify for a loan from Student Finance England.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,750
    Part Time: £3,375 Year one (90 credits) £3,375 Year two (90 Credits)

    Additional Costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

    Please note to be eligible for a postgraduate loan for this course you must be studying the full 180 credits.

    If you have previously studied a PGCE and have APL modules you will not qualify for a loan from Student Finance England.

    International

    20/21Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £13,750

    Additional Costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,750

    Additional Costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

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This course is an excellent foundation for job promotions within the field of education.

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