MA Education with Leadership and Management

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Grow your understanding of educational leadership within a broad context and explore and critique varying approaches to driving education forward.

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Whatever educational setting you work in, or aspire to work in, our MA Education with Leadership and Management offers the opportunity to apply educational leadership and management theory to practice and enhance your leadership, research and operational skills.

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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.


An MA in Education with Leadership and Management may lead to career progression and new opportunities such as management, mentoring, lecturing and consultancy. This could include specialist progression in subject, year group or phase leadership, as well as broader leadership as a deputy head teacher or principal / head teacher. Early career teachers who take the course may progress to become specialist coordinators.

International students who are teachers, lecturers or head teachers may develop their skills, extend their knowledge and advance their careers through studying this course in the UK.

Those who progress from a full-time academic course in Primary Education Studies will enhance their CV with a higher level award that includes both deeper knowledge of the subject and added transferable skills such as independent working, verbal and written communication, critical and creative thinking, presentation skills, team working, research and project management and increased self-confidence.

Successful MA students, who particularly enjoy engaging with the academic environment and who wish to pursue academic careers in lecturing and/or research, may progress to doctoral study at Anglia Ruskin University or elsewhere.

All MA students will have access to the employability support and careers advice on offer in the Faculty and wider university. This includes support with CV writing and interview skills. You’ll have the opportunity to meet others who are working in different roles in the education sector and to visit different workplaces. Full-time students will be supported to gain relevant work experience, this is most likely to be via participation in voluntary work in education settings or with other organisations working with children and families.

This course can also be the first step towards working in research or university lecturing and can be a pathway to a PhD or EdD.



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