education

About the course

This pathway is aimed at those responsible for the policy, provision or practice of leading learning in educational settings.

The degree award is based on the premise that the foremost task of all leaders in educational settings is to create and develop the most effective and efficient learning environment for the student body that they serve.

The degree is suitable for:

  • Head teachers, principals and other senior staff in educational organisations
  • Education officers, inspectors and advisers at local or national levelĀ 

Key Facts

Tuition Fees

UK/EU: £6,500 full-time
Part time: £720 (20 credits) £2,165 (60 credits) £3,250 (90 credits)

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,000 a year for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

Overseas: £12,800 full-time


More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants: TBC

Entry requirements

Minimum

A minimum of 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject or appropriate professional experience is generally required.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Study information

You study three core modules:

  • Contemporary and Critical Perspectives in Education
  • Research Methodologies in Education
  • International and Intercultural Education

And a specialised module:

  • Developing Educational Leadership in a Digitally Connected World

You then complete a 60 credit dissertation which will allow you to identify and examine a topic of interest to you.

You may exit the programme after stage 1 with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, or after stage 2 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education if you have earned sufficient credits.

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

Our Masters students explore a range of current educational practice, looking at key issues and policy.

Graduates leave with reflective and practical skills and the knowledge they need to contribute to their chosen learning community.