M.Sc. Educational Leadership and Management

Manchester Metropolitan University

Application deadline: As early as possible
Tuition fee:
  • € 4,740 / Year (EEA)
  • € 11,870 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Whether you are in the early stages of your career or very experienced, this programme is designed for those working in education settings who are taking or developing a management role and those wishing to take the lead in a particular aspect of their practice.

It is suitable for qualified teachers, also other education professionals, such as school bursars, as well as those working in other settings, including the Health, Prison and Museum sectors, and Local Authorities, where there is a focus on training.

The programme is lead by Dr Linda Hammersley-Fletcher, an active researcher who has published a range of articles around school leadership and management. Linda is also the editor of a SAGE journal 'Management in Education' and a member of Council for the British Educational Management, Leadership and Administration Society.

Features & benefits of the course
* Blended delivery via taught sessions, tutor support, student networking and a virtual learning environment
* Available on campus or by outreach (subject to negotiation)
* Accreditation for NPQH or equivalent
* New units available offering a critical analysis of current issues linked to additional CPD activity


The programme:
Offers you the chance to engage in the techniques, concepts and values of leadership, in ways tailored to suit your professional circumstances and interests.

Teaching sessions are highly interactive and encourage you to debate and consider a variety of issues from several perspectives.

* Core Units Dissertation Consists of a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation on a subject of your choice.

Effectiveness and Improvement in Educational SettingsThe unit focuses on effectiveness and improvement in educational settings. Theory, research findings and practical application in organizational settings are brought together. Ways in which to change related to organizational improvement is effectively managed are explored.

Leading Change in Learning OrganisationsThis unit is predicated on the principles that in the context of ubiquitous change organisations must learn in order to survive and that effective leadership enables that learning. The skills and attitudes for the effective change leadership are considered and in relation to the internal and external context of change.

Practitioner Research MethodologyThis Unit looks at the variety of approaches and methods utilised in research and the ways in which these are validated. You will work on developing your skills and understandings about research methodologies and consider best practice in relation to data collection and analysis within the research paradigm adopted.

Resource Management in Educational SettingsThis is normally core unit in the PG Cert in Education Leadership and Management award. The aim of the unit is to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to enable leaders in educational settings to manage people and resources. The unit will provide grounding in the principles of managing of people and resources that are necessary to sustain the efficient and effective organisational performance.

Assessment details
Assessments are based around your workplace and relevant to your own practice. All assessed work is returned to students with both formative and summative comments, which are intended to present clear guidance for future assessment. There are no formal examinations.


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