This programme is taught by academics with expertise in management, leadership and school improvement and effectiveness, and will give you the opportunity to develop more effective practice. One of our research centres focuses directly on the issues covered by this programme; its research is recognised both nationally and internationally.
Careers: Overseas and national government administration; senior educational and organisational practitioners; teachers; managers in education
You will study a total of seven modules and produce a dissertation. You will focus on management and leadership through studying two pathway modules and by selecting an appropriate optional module. Specific details for all modules will be published at a later date, but are likely to include: theories of leadership and their application in educational contexts; accessing and applying evidence from educational research and enquiry in relation to management; issues related to the internationalisation and globalisation of education; mentoring and supporting staff development.
There may be opportunities to personalise aspects of study within these modules.
Core common modules: Understanding educational research; Learning and teaching; Policy and curriculum; Dissertation research methods
Optional modules: These reflect our research expertise in areas such as: lifelong and work-related learning; leadership, school improvement and effectiveness; mathematics and science education; professional practice and pedagogy; social justice and inclusive education; leadership and administration in higher education; mentoring and staff development. It may be possible to select an optional module from a range of
masters modules offered across the University
Dissertation: 16,000 words
Duration: 1 year (full-time); 2 years (part-time)
Assessment: 6 assignments (4,000 words each), dissertation (16,000 words)
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.