This course takes a critical approach to currently popularised notions of what constitutes leadership, who educational leaders are and what they do to achieve results with and through other professionals working in or connected with, educational organisations broadly defined.
The course will equip you with the knowledge and capabilities needed for informal leadership and for a range of promoted posts, from subject leader, through deputy head teacher and head teacher, to senior leadership roles within local and national and international educational organisations.
The MEd is studied part-time over three years. Each module is taught over a weekend, Friday to Sunday, and supported through web-based materials and email guidance from your tutors.
You will be assessed through written coursework and project-based assignments. These link theoretical concepts to your professional practice within your own workplace, so you will be studying what you do in your individual context and seeking to improve it for the benefit of your students.
If you have an NPQH certificate, you may claim 60 credits at Masters Level towards a Diploma or MEd in Educational Leadership upon completion of an academic bridging assignment designed to help you with the transition to postgraduate work.
If you are already in a leadership or management role within the education sector, or you are seeking promotion into such a role in the near future, the course leader can help you discover if this is the course for you.
There are alternative routes to the modules. These are the intensive Work Based Learning (WBL) route, available to school groups only and is taught and supported in the school, and the fast track Advanced Practitioner Pathway (APP) which has an exclusively oral examination based on core and elective reading.
Some of our modules
* Developing Leadership
* Leading and Managing Change
* Professional Mentoring
* development and application of analytical thinking
* impact at workplace level
* builds confidence and capability related to promoted posts
Depending on starting point:
* subject leader/subject co-ordinator
* assistant head teacher
* deputy/head teacher
To apply, you should have one or more of the following: a good Honours Degree or equivalent; a professional or postgraduate qualification; appropriate employment experience; an ability to undertake and benefit from study at postgraduate level. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C) IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.