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.

About

While this course is primarily work based, with teaching delivered online, you'll also need to attend an induction seminar on campus, and take one face-to-face unit. You'll typically spend about 20% of your time at work studying via distance learning. You'll also need to do some study out of work time. The Government or your employer pay your tuition fees – so it doesn’t cost you anything.

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.

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
  • Tap in to our Library’s 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, in any location, with interactive online learning materials
  • Take part in live Web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other students
  • Network with other students on the course to share ideas, knowledge, experience and contacts

Programme Structure

You need to study units worth a total of 180 credits. Core units include:

  • Leadership, Policy and Strategy
  • Human Resource Management in Education
  • Decision Making in Education
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      2 years part-time distance learning
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

General Requirements

A good honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent. Exceptionally, a strong profile of relevant professional experience and/or training and demonstration of academic ability to achieve at postgraduate level, will be considered. All applicants to the Degree Apprenticeship courses must have an acceptable Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics. Acceptable qualifications include GCSE with grade C/4 or above and Functional Skills with Pass - If you do not have an acceptable qualification you may be required to take an additional assessment during the application process. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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