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MA Education with Leadership and Management

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Explore and critique different approaches to educational leadership and management, allowing you to make a real difference in the sector and advance your career in any educational setting.

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Whatever educational setting you work, or aspire to work in, our MA Education with Leadership and Management will help you grow your understanding of educational leadership and management theory and apply it to your practice.

Throughout the course you’ll develop as a self-critical learner, enhancing not only your professional knowledge and leadership skills, but your research and operational skills too.

You’ll explore research in educational leadership and related fields at both national and international levels, learning to reflect on the connections between theory, policy and practice, create sophisticated academic arguments, and carry out your own projects.

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With strong links to Local Authorities and schools, we’re experienced providers of in-house training for schools and academies locally, nationally and internationally. Our Education courses are practice-focused and relevant to today’s classroom.


Our MA Education with Leadership and Management can help you progress your career and lead to new opportunities such as management, mentoring, lecturing and consultancy.

This could also include specialist progression in your subject, year group or phase leadership, as well as broader leadership as a deputy head teacher or principal/head teacher. If you're an early career teacher, you might progress to become a specialist coordinator.

If you're an international teacher, lecturer or head teacher, the experience you gain from studying this course in the UK can further help you develop your skills, extend your knowledge and advance your career.

If you're progressing from a full-time academic course in Primary Education Studies, our MA will enhance your CV with a higher-level award that includes both deeper knowledge of the subject and added transferable skills such as: independent and team work, verbal and written communication, critical and creative thinking, presentation skills, research and project management, and increased self-confidence.

As an ARU student, you'll have access to the employability support and careers advice offered in the faculty and wider University. This includes support with CV writing and interview skills.

You’ll have opportunities to study alongside others who are working in different roles in the education sector, and to visit different workplaces. If you study full-time, you'll also be supported to gain relevant work experience, usually through voluntary work in educational settings or with other organisations working with children and families.

This course can also be your first step towards working in research or university lecturing. When you graduate, you might choose to progress to doctoral studies, such as our School of Education PhD.

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