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MA Educational Leadership in Practice

Course Overview

As one of the oldest educational institutions in the UK, the Manchester Institute of Education has been ranked 6th in the UK and 31st in the 2021 QS Global University Discipline Rankings.

To benefit education administrators and future leaders from different countries and regions, the University of Manchester China Centre has launched the part-time Master of Arts course in Educational Leadership.

This course will build your intellectual and practical confidence in all interactions; with teachers, parents, students, managers, board members and policymakers, to engage at a higher level and influence change.

Course Learning Aims

The aim of the MA is to equip you with the skills and knowledge that educators and other similar education practitioners require for a successful career in your education organisations.

  • Goal 1
    Gain a deep understanding of theories, research, intellectual debates, and best practice from across the globe.
  • Goal 2
    Deepen your understanding and reflection on educational leadership knowledge, Develop your ability in critical educational practices
  • Goal 3
    Break through the boundaries of educational management thinking and promote organizational change
  • Goal 4
    Comprehensively improve educational leadership skills, Address the challenges facing education from a global perspective

MA Educational Leadership in Practice at a glance

Intake February, 2023
Degree awarded Master of Arts
Method Part-time, Online/Blended-Learning
Duration 2 years
Academic department Manchester Institute of Education

What you will Study

  • Models of Educational Leadership
  • Leading Educational Change
  • Educational Leadership as a Social Practice
  • Engaging with Research in Educational Leadership
  • Education Policy and Leadership
  • Optional Unit/Accreditation of Previous Learning
  • Independent Supervised Study/ Project

Course Director

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Dr. Paul Armstrong

The Educational Leadership in Practice course provides current and aspiring educational leaders with the opportunity to step outside of your practice bubble and reflect on your professional roles through a range of different lenses.

Highlights

  • Flexible Study: Take a critical and theoretical approach with practice-based learning that enables you create change in the workplace from day one.
  • Face-to-face Conferences: Meet and network with industry peers and global experts during conferences, held over 3 days, twice each year at our Prestigious China Centre in Shanghai.
  • World-class Academics: Learn from world-leading academics in educational policy and educational leadership including Prof Helen Gunter and Dr Alexander Gardner-McTaggart.

Admission Information

Entry requirements:

Degree & GPA

  • A good honours degree (minimum 2:1) or the overseas equivalent. An initial qualification in teaching, or at least one year's professional experience in a public or private educational organisation, are desirable but not essential requirements.
  • Please provide two satisfactory professional or academic references and a copy of your CV detailing your full work experience. You will also need to provide a personal statement (approx. 500 words) detailing why you're interested in studying on the course.

English Language

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in listening, writing, reading and speaking.
  • TOEFL internet-based test score of 90 or more overall, with a minimum of 22 in the writing component and no other subsection below 20.
  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition (Online) test score of 90 or more overall, with a minimum of 22 in the writing component and no other subsection below 20.
  • Pearson Versant English Placement Test (VEPT), supplemented with a University of Manchester short written test administered by the University Language Centre: Minimum VEPT overall score: 56 or above, with a minimum of 56 in the writing component and no other component scores below 51.

*Please contact China Centre Admission Team for more details

Tuition Fee:

  • The Tuition fee for Feb. 2023 intake is £16,500 payable in four instalments before the start of each semester.
  • We are offering Early Application Discount and various of Scholarships.
  • The recruitment for Feb. 2023 intake will kick off soon. Contact us NOW as the first step of your application!

How to Apply:

  • Email your CV for Initial Review: master@uom.ac.cn
  • Contact Course Counsellor for more information: 021-60701318