Do you want to get a Master's qualification and develop your leadership and management skills while you earn a salary and work full time?
On this MSc Educational Leadership and Management degree apprenticeship course, you'll learn about leadership strategy, decision-making in education and human resource management. Whether you work in teaching, social care, healthcare, youth work or the police, you'll build on your previous skills, studies and experience and develop your expertise, theories and techniques to postgraduate level. The Government or your employer pay your tuition fees – so it doesn’t cost you anything.
You can do this course on campus or by distance learning. If you do it by distance learning, you'll spend about 20% of your time at work studying. You'll also need to attend an induction seminar on campus and take a face-to-face unit that includes weekly lectures. Whichever study mode you choose, you'll need to do some study out of work time.
Once you complete the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to take on new responsibilities in educational leadership and management and seek out ambitious new roles.
You can start this course in September (both options) or January (distance learning option only).
What you'll experience
On this course, you'll:
- Learn the key themes in current research and professional practice
- Apply what you learn in your current workplace, to ensure that your learning is meaningful and professionally relevant
- Get a learning manager from the University and a workplace mentor
- Access our Library resources, including electronic resources which you can access from anywhere with a web connection
- Have access to the University's student support services and community including study support and the Students’ Union
- Work at your own pace, in your own time, with access to our study resources and interactive online learning materials for distance learners
- Receive and discuss feedback with lecturers and other students (accessible via web-based chat forums for distance learners)
- Network with other students on the course to share ideas, knowledge, experience and contacts
Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.
You need to study modules worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 4 module worth 30 credits and 1 module worth 60 credits.
MSc / PgDip / PgCert
- Human Resource Management in Education
- Decision Making in Education
MSc / PgDip only:
- Leadership, Policy and Strategy
- Research Methods in Education
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry.
Teaching on this course includes:
- group work
- student presentations
- one-to-one tutorials
How you'll spend your time
Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks:
- September to December – teaching block 1
- January to May – teaching block 2
How you're assessed
You'll be assessed through:
- online tests and quizzes
- reflective commentaries
- case study work
- article critiques
- online discussions
- research proposal
- a dissertation
Careers and opportunities
We'll help you to identify opportunities that will complement your studies.
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your leadership and management skills to work in the education industry.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.