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MA Educational Leadership

  • APPLY BY : 14 Apr 2024
  • NEXT START DATE : 28 Apr 2024
  • TOTAL FEES : £6,960
  • PROGRAMME DURATION : 24 Months

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About the programme

The master's in education leadership programme at Queen Margaret University takes a critical theory-informed perspective on the engagement with educational leadership at a micro, meso and macro level of synthesis and analysis, and is aimed at professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge of education leadership and its role in society. This programme will provide professionals working in the education sector with the theoretical basis of education leadership in order to inform their practice, and understand the role of effective leadership as a catalyst for social change.

The freedom and flexibility to study from anywhere, anytime

with educational leadership at a micro, meso and macro level of synthesis and analysis, and is aimed at professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge of education leadership and its role in society. This programme will provide professionals working in the education sector with the theoretical basis of education leadership in order to inform their practice, and understand the role of effective leadership as a catalyst for social change.

Our online degrees are affordable, and you can either pay for your full degree programme in advance or pay per module to spread the cost. If you’re based in the UK, government postgraduate loans are available to cover the full costs of the course. Tuition fee payment is required before the registration deadline, and you can't access the course materials until fees are paid. Tuition fees are paid online using a debit or credit card.

MA Educational Leadership: £7,500

After successfully completing this programme, there are several career opportunities that you can pursue. Some of them are:
  • Head of year
  • Head of department
  • SEN inclusion officer/specialist
  • Deputy head
  • Head teacher
  • Educational Advisor (Ministry, NGOs)
  • Educational Consultant (Local Authorities, Ministries, NGOs)
  • Educational Programme Lead (NGOs)
  • Executive Leadership in Social Change Agencies
Before starting your course you will need the following
Admission requirements
A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK Bachelor Honours degree qualification. This includes 3rd class honours degrees.

We may also consider applicants who do not hold a recognised degree but who can demonstrate at least two years of relevant work experience - professional, managerial or supervisory role.
English language requirements

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