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?
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 Educational Leadership and Management (Distance Learning) (Degree Apprenticeship) course from the University of Portsmouth on campus (starting in September/October) or by distance learning (starting in September/October or January). 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.
What you'll experience
- 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
Work experience and career planning
You can put the skills you’ll learn on this course to use wherever your leadership and management career takes you. Previous students have gone on to become heads of department, deputy heads and headteachers.
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.
Teaching and Programme Assessment
This course is primarily delivered via our interactive virtual learning environment, although one module will be taught face to face, and you'll need to attend the campus-based induction seminar. Face to face teaching may included seminars, group work, lectures, student presentations and one-to-one tutorials.
The virtual learning environment gives you access to all the study material you’ll need, discussion forums and the chance to connect with peers and lecturers via chat sessions, you’ll have plenty of academic support and heaps of resources.
You'll also get an induction, master classes, and specialist talks on campus. We’ll support you through tutorials, on the phone or over Skype, throughout the course.
You'll be assessed through:
- reflective commentaries
- case study work
- article critiques
- online discussion
- research proposal and a dissertation
- briefing documents
- analytical reports
- research-based projects
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Core units include:
- Human Resource Management in Education
- Leadership, Policy and Strategy: the Management of Educational Change
- Research Methods in Education
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesEducation Management Studies Educational Leadership View 368 other Masters in Management Studies in United Kingdom
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- A minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications 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 – please note that we are not able to accept all kinds of Level 2 qualifications, so if you are unsure whether you have a suitable qualification please get in touch.
- If you do not have an acceptable qualification you may be required to take an additional assessment during the application process.
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International7000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
National7000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.