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Educational Leadership

University of Birmingham

24 months
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3167 GBP/year
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About

This distinctive, evidence-focused Educational Leadership Masters course builds on National Professional Qualifications to develop capacity for leadership and expert practice in schools. The Educational Leadership programme from the University of Birmingham is designed for those aiming to make a difference through leadership that is focused on learning and school improvement.

Overview

The knowledge and experience you will gain from the Educational Leadership course from the University of Birmingham will place you in an ideal position to inform future improvement and make a difference to the overall performance of your school. 

It will enhance your ability to lead school improvement by using research and evidence to develop, and in some cases, challenge current practices.

On the MEd Educational Leadership course you will:

  • Engage with leading academics and expert local school leaders;
  • Be part of a research-informed community which harnesses cutting-edge and seminal research literature and conducts research and enquiry to review and improve practice and school improvement initiatives;
  • Develop capacity for rigorous and critical analysis of evidence from research and evidence from practice in improving schools;
  • Develop your own specialist areas of expertise through research, leadership enquiry and other practice-focused assignments.

The Educational Leadership course is part of the Education Leadership Academy which supports inclusive, values-driven leadership in schools across the world.

Employability

This course is designed to provide a firm basis in theory and evidence for new and aspiring leaders in education. This leadership may be exercised in schools, colleges or administrating authorities or roles providing support for school improvement. Leadership may be in the form of direct responsibility for organisational strategy and practice or it may come in the form of leading professional development. 

With a strong focus on connecting research to practice and using and analysing evidence, this course also provides a firm basis for students wishing to pursue further study on EdD and PhD programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Understanding School Improvement 
  • Leadership for School Improvement 
  • Leadership Enquiry
  • Educational Policy and Improving Schools 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

This is a ‘fast track’ professional learning programme which requires students to have prior experience and understanding of educational leadership.

All applicants are required to:

  • be currently working in a teaching, leadership or school support role;
  • have a National Professional Qualification (NPQ), equivalent professional experience, or equivalent M-level credits related to school improvement and educational leadership;
  • hold a good first degree, diplomas or other relevant qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    3167 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3167 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships may be available, please view the Scholarships webpage in the School of Education. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government. 

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