• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16000
    Tuition (Full programme)
    7000
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
This International Educational Leadership and Policy specialist programme at the University of Leeds is suitable for educators such as teachers, school leaders, lecturers, inspectors, administrators and officials who want to gain an insight into educational policy issues of current global significance and their implications for the effective leadership of educational institutions.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The policy themes are covered in the first semester, and the leadership and management implications are covered in the second semester. Both areas emphasise an international comparative perspective.

Optional modules are to be taken from across the School of Education to place your studies in a broader context, including those tat cover research methods; technology, education and society; and special educational needs. There is also access to modules offered in the School of Politics and International Studies, including education and development, global justice, and global inequalities and development.

Participants from around the world come together to learn from each other as well as our tutors: all of whom are expert researchers in their fields. You’ll learn to apply critically educational theories to real challenges affecting schools, further and higher education worldwide.

You’ll have a wide range of opportunities to enhance your learning.

In your first year of this International Educational Leadership and Policy specialist programme at the University of Leeds, you’ll be able to join the British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS), complete with the access to leading journals and events that it provides, including its annual conference. You’ll also be encouraged to join the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration (CCEA).

In addition, we provide opportunities for educational visits, including a local school and a visit to London to discuss educational policy development with the local MP and civil servants.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have pursued a range of careers. Most involve either gaining promotion to more senior leadership and management positions in educational institutions when they return to their own countries, or pursuing doctoral research programmes (EdD and PhD) at Leeds and elsewhere.

Careers support

We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. Thats one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate.

Programme Structure

The programme provides a comprehensive coverage of educational policy, leadership and management from an international comparative perspective.

There will be a wide choice of assignment topics, so that you can focus on themes of personal professional interest, including policy and leadership issues relating to schools, colleges and/or universities.

From the beginning of the programme, you’ll develop your research skills and apply them to your critical study. This gives you the chance to conduct independent research on a topic of your choice, which may be related to your own professional background.

You’ll be expected to sit in on our Getting Started: Research Questions and Approaches module to improve your understanding of educational research, unless your tutor believes you already have enough knowledge in this area.

If you choose to study part-time, you’ll study over a longer period and take fewer modules in each year.
Learning and teaching

Most of our taught modules use a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, and you’ll also be able to enhance your learning by attending the visits we organise to government departments and educational institutions.

However, independent study is also an important part of this programme, allowing you to form your own ideas and develop high-level skills.

Assessment

We assess the module Contemporary Global Challenges for Research-informed Education Policy and Practice through an oral presentation on an educational policy issue supported by either a PowerPoint or a Poster to the equivalent of a 3,000 word assignment (worth 50%) and a 3,000 word essay assignment (worth 50%).

The assessment for Critical Perspectives on Educational Leadership Theory and Practice is through a single essay of around 6,000 words. This will provide a transition in the preparation of a more extended piece of writing leading up to the 12,000 word critical study.

Other modules selected from the School of Education and/or the School of Politics and International Studies may use similar or different methods of assessment, such as assignments, reflective logs and portfolio work, depending on the modules you choose.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a bachelor degree with a 2.1 (hons), plus two years of experience in the field of education. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Some management experience is also desirable.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 16000 International
  • GBP 7000 EU/EEA

Funding

You can search our postgraduate scholarships database for information about scholarships available to UK/ EU and international Masters students. Some schools at the University offer their own scholarships so you should contact them directly to check whether they offer any funding not included in the database.

Our scholarships and funding include:

  • If you’re a former student of the University of Leeds you could be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary
  • Subject related academic achievement scholarships
  • Leeds Masters Scholarships for UK students worth £5,000
  • Two sports scholarships are available to support elite athletes

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