Leadership In Education MA

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  • MA Leadership In Education, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 1360 Per 30 credit module

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Strategic Leadership – Leading Wellbeing and Resilience (Mental Wealth)

Leading Change

Applied Research Project in Education

Developing Leadership Capability for Change

Strategic and Reflective Leadership in Education

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Your future career

Your future career

UEL’s Master’s degree in Leadership in Education will develop your critical thinking and leadership skills required to drive change and improvement in your educational context.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

When you choose to study leadership in education with us, you will be learning how to increase your capacity to significantly improve the educational organisation you are working in. Whether you work in schools, health education, or other educational provision, this course is for you.

You will:

  • Be engaged in a wide range of leadership theories, organisational change structures, and strategic concepts to enable you to make informed decisions in your role
  • Have the opportunity to craft a range of strategic improvement plans to practice your leadership and drive positive change
  • Learn how to employ coaching and mentoring as a change agent to build strong relationships and empower others in your organisation
  • Become more reflective and self-aware in your leadership practice with a wide range of academic research in mind. These are some of the qualities of an inclusive and effective leader.

The MA Leadership in Education is a rich and varied course offering opportunities for leaders at all levels and is proud of its practical, inclusive, and quality research-informed approach.

How you'll learn

Our MA Leadership in Education programme is designed for working professionals at any stage in their career, and so our taught sessions are always in the evening from 5.30pm. You will have around ten weekly sessions per semester; there are three semesters per year. To best support your development, we keep our sessions face-to-face so that you have the opportunity to work with your peers and build a strong, professional learning community. We believe this learning community is important to your leadership journey.

We have a high student satisfaction rating and learners progress to leadership roles whilst engaged with the course or very soon after. 

Build on your previous learning

At UEL, you can build on your previous learning, and your own experience, to gain your MA:

  • Accreditation for Prior Learning. Completed a PGCE, NPQ, or another relevant course with Masters credits? You can use those credits to reduce the number of modules you need to study to achieve a Master's in Leadership in Education. We will accept up to 60 credits (worth 2 modules) towards your MA. Please note, that applying for credits may impact the option to gain additional CMI qualifications.
  • We value your experience. Here at UEL, we value the experience of educational professionals. If you hold an educational responsibility, or leadership role or have undergone additional training that you feel has given you more experience as an educator, please contact us regarding experience-based accreditation. UEL can award additional credits for relevant experience – speak to us to find out more.

How you will be assessed

Due to the practical nature of the course, there are no examinations. We assess you on your coursework for the PG Certificate and PG Diploma modules and on your dissertation for the award of MA. Each module assessment will typically be a single submission portfolio of 5,000 words or equivalent. The dissertation is 14,000 words.

Campus and facilities

Water Lane, Stratford