For more information about Leadership at University College London, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
January, April, October

International course fees
find out

All study options

About Leadership at University College London

This masters degree will:

  • explore and critique educational leadership and management theory, research and practice
  • reflect on and challenge your practice as an educational leader or manager
  • investigate how the intersections of policy and practice influence leaders and managers of schools, institutions and systems
  • examine how leaders and managers can improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • develop your understanding of how leaders and managers can nurture relationships with their communities
  • investigate how leaders and managers can address issues of race, gender and class within educational organisations to improve student outcomes
  • enable you to join a professional network with other participants from London and around the world.
Who is this programme for?

Educational leaders, managers and others with educational responsibilities in schools, children's centres, colleges and other organisations.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (or equivalent) plus appropriate leadership experience. If you do not have this experience, we will ask you to demonstrate how your professional role(s) have enabled you to understand organisations and leadership, and how this programme may benefit your future career objectives.

Core topics
  • Leading and managing change and improvement.
Related topics
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Leadership for the learning community
  • Leading in diverse cultures and communities
  • Mentoring and coaching.
How are you assessed?

By coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words, including essays, critical literature reviews, case studies and work-based projects, and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.

Distance learning option

It is possible to take some modules through distance learning via the MA Applied Educational Leadership and Management which is offered through the University of London International Programmes.

Attendance

Face-to-face evening sessions.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • headteachers and senior leaders in schools
  • senior education consultants in the UK and internationally
  • local authority managers.

 

Core modules
  • Leading and Managing Change and Improvement
Recommended modules
  • Advancing Coaching And Mentoring Practice In And Across Organisational Contexts
  • Aspiring To Leadership
  • Coaching And Mentoring Principles, Theory And Application To Practice
  • Innovative Leadership Of CPD
  • Leadership for the Learning Community
  • Leading in Diverse Cultures and Communities
  • Leading inquiry-based professional learning communities

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsJanuary, April, OctoberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

1. Students are normally required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 for direct entry, with a score of no lower than 6.0 for writing and 6.5 for reading. 2. A good honours degree (or equivalent) plus appropriate leadership experience. If you do not have this experience, we will ask you to demonstrate how your professional role(s) have enabled you to understand organisations and leadership, and how this programme may benefit your future career objectives.

Location of University College London

University College London main campus is shown on the map below:

Read more about studying in the United Kingdom