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Educational Leadership and Management

The MA Educational Leadership and Management programme has been developed for education and public sector professionals who are aspiring to their first leadership position. This Masters will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in a wide range of leadership and management theories and frameworks.

The programme draws on the outstanding specialist research within the Faculty's world-leading Education and Social Research Institute, providing students with the most relevant theoretical knowledge they need to underpin their practice. This process includes critically analysing models relating to change management, organisational culture and the impact of leadership on organisational effectiveness. Students will study theories of leadership and management and apply them to their own workplace

We welcome non-EU international applications for the full-time route and students are supported at every stage by Manchester Met International.

For further information on the full and part-time routes, please contact Caroline Davies,

Features and Benefits

- Specialist research and teaching expertise within the Faculty's Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

- Collaborative links with ESRI, including guests speakers and conferences

- Study at our £139 million Brooks Building which has world-class facillities for teaching and learning

- In the QS World University rankings for Education and Training, released by the Times Higher this week, the Faculty of Education was placed in the top 250 providers worldwide.

Entry requirements

Standard Manchester Met admission requirements for taught postgraduate programmes apply: applicants need to have an honours degree, or a postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a UK honours degree. Other qualifications or experience may be acceptable if students are able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills to a UK honours degree standard.

Language requirements
International applicants need to demonstrate English Language requirements at IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Year 1: Term 1 Units: Introduction to educational and social research design; leadership and management in educational settings; term 2 units: students take two optional units from the following: collaborative research project; globalisation, social justice and social change; identity, equality and empowerment in childhood; independent study; key issues in managing diversity, disability and special educational needs; practice based project; transformative and ethical leadership in educational settings. Terms 2 and 3: dissertation.


A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

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