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Educational Leadership and School Improvement

University of Cambridge

M.Ed. On Campus
24 months
Duration
14901 GBP/year
6081 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Educational Leadership and School Improvement programme offered by the University of Cambridge provides a broad-based view of educational leadership and school improvement, both through the explicit and focused study of specific concepts and issues and through their application in the conduct of individual research projects.

Overview

The overall aims of the Educational Leadership and School Improvement programme offered by the University of Cambridge are to enable participants to develop:

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of educational leadership and school improvement
  • A set of skills for analyzing educational leadership and school improvement issues and practices
  • The ability to bring together theoretical perspectives on educational leadership and school improvement and apply an informed critique of their inter-relationship
  • The ability to contribute to informed development of policy and practice in educational contexts
  • Familiarity with a range of frameworks for understanding pupil, professional and organizational learning
The route content is covered through eight interrelated themes:
  • Leadership for Learning
  • Policy, Structures, and Change
  • School Effectiveness and School Improvement
  • Issues and Dilemmas
  • Perspectives on Leadership
  • Perspectives on Learning
  • Schools, Cultures, and Communities
  • Educational Evaluation

This route focuses on leadership and learning in the context of school improvement and with reference to practice, policy, and theory. The concept of leadership is treated as problematic and examined as it applies to pupils, teachers and support staff as well as those with formal leadership responsibilities. It recognizes the increase in collaborative arrangements between schools and the implications they have for leadership. 

The route is underpinned by the values and principles of "Leadership for Learning: the Cambridge Network" that include a democratic concept of leadership rather than a hierarchical one, and a view of learning as a shared enterprise crossing the traditional divisions between "teachers" and "learners".

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Educational Leadership and School Improvement route, students are expected to be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of literature and concepts relating to educational leadership, school improvement, and learning
  • Show abilities in the critical analysis of educational leadership and school improvement issues and practices
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of educational research to plan and implement inquiry into an issue related to the route
  • Communicate the outcomes of their study and research through extended writing conforming to stipulated academic expectations and conventions

Programme Structure

Teaching

The course is composed of two key elements:

  • The research methods training course
  • The Educational Leadership and School Improvement thematic route

The teaching team draws on their research to illustrate ideas, and occasionally welcome visiting academics to enrich the route still further. Students are encouraged to share their experiences and perceptions and to learn from each other while relating knowledge, principles, and insights into their own contexts. Participants come with varied backgrounds, from the UK and overseas, and as such the course has an international perspective.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
110
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5
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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
110
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree
  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English   
  • Written task 
  • Essay (ELSI)
  • Education Leadership Experience

Work experience

Candidates applying for the route would normally be expected to have been teaching for at least three years, and to have experience of exercising leadership beyond the classroom – often but not exclusively through formal positions of responsibility.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14901 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14901 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6081 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6081 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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