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MA Education Leadership and Management

University of Roehampton


This is a programme for professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of the theory and practice of leadership and management in education. Students will use the knowledge and skills gained to improve their own practice across the whole range of educational institutions and related organisations.

While keeping a concern for people and human flourishing at its forefront, the course will strengthen your understanding of advanced scholarship in educational leadership and management. You will learn how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge. Using this approach, you will be able to critically examine the organisations and systems in which you work, and how they achieve outcomes for stakeholders.

This course will encourage you to specialise in your particular areas of interest, reflecting your professional role and future career goals in education leadership and management.

The programme provides opportunities to engage with current research covering a broad range of issues and recent thinking, and is informed by active research and scholarship in the development of educational leadership and management theory and practice.

Career options

Careers in leadership and management in schools, colleges, universities and early years settings; working in government organizations and educational charities; consultancy; training industries and further academic study at PhD level. Research areas include education policy, enhancement and quality, inspection and review systems. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

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  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Excellence: from Glass Ceilings to Sticky Floors
  • Social and Educational Research
  • Leading Educational Organizations
  • Developing Staff and Leading Teams
  • Building Communities of Learning for Pupils and Practitioners
  • System Leadership: Stepping across Educational Thresholds to Promote Educational Change
  • Contemporary Education Policy Debates: National and International Perspectives
  • APEL Portfolio
  • APEL Portfolio
  • APEL Portfolio
  • Dissertation
  • Independent Study
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    1 year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time