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Leadership in Education *Subject to Validation

Course fees (2018/19 entry)

Option / fee Value
Home/EU full-time annual tuition fee: 
Home/EU part-time tuition fee: £35 per credit
International full time annual tuition fee: 

Course type

PgDip

PgCert

MA

School

School of Education

Study mode

Part Time (3 years)

About your course

Aimed at current and future educational leaders, this masters develops key skills enabling you to make a significant contribution to organisational effectiveness at all levels.

​The programme attracts professionals from a range of educational sectors.

  • This mix of learners creates a dynamic environment for all, where you learn from each other through the sharing of professional experiences. The course also offers a flexible learning approach and this enables you to fit your study around your work commitments.
  • The programme has strong links with schools, colleges, local authorities and other universities, ensuring that our curriculum and approach to professional development are relevant to the current needs of the education profession.
  • On successful completion, you will have an enhanced knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of  leadership in education, teaching and learning and mentoring and coaching as well as the skills to apply your learning in a professional setting, improving organisational performance

​After completing my masters degree at LJMU in 2017 under the direction of Debbie Duncalf it gave me the confidence to make the transition from teaching in schools to setting up 'Be Scene Performing Arts Academy' as an extension of TFL Education (Teaching Future Leaders).  This new venture aims to develop character qualities and leadership skills through the performing arts.  By explicitly teaching and exposing young learners to the language of character and leadership.

​ Sarah Harper

Why study this course at LJMU?

This masters programme provides a valuable opportunity for you to develop an awareness of leadership for enhancing educational practice. The programme attracts professionals from a range of educational backgrounds.

​This mix of learners creates a dynamic environment for all, where you learn from each other through the sharing of professional experiences. The course also offers a flexible learning approach and this enables you to fit your study around your work commitments. ​

​MA Leadership in Education has strong links with schools, colleges, local authorities and other universities.  This ensures that our curriculum and approach to professional development is relevant to the current needs of educators. On successful completion, you will have an enhanced knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of leadership in education, as well as the skills to apply your learning in a professional setting to improve organisational performance.​​

Programme outline and structure

A new programme designed to make masters level study relevant to your current and future professional requirements. Our blended learning approach is tailored to meet your needs and modules are supported by on line resources and individual guidance and support. Assessment are linked to practice, learners and context.​

​Core modules will be delivered by:

Debbie Duncalf

Carmel Arnold

Di Lloyd

Andrea Pratt

 

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

YEAR ONE

3 core modules, 20 credits each
2 optional modules, 20 credits eachYEAR TWO
1 core module, 20 credits

​YEAR THREE
1 core module, 60 credits

​This part time programme contains workshops, seminars, on line, blended, face to face taught sessions and tutorials. To be taught in the evening on weekdays.

How will I be assessed?

The programme's blended learning approach ensures you can usually study at a time to suit you. A wide range of teaching methods are used to facilitate learning. These include lectures, seminars, groupwork, discussion and problem-based learning.

​As with all masters level courses, there is a strong emphasis on supporting independent study.  To this end, all teaching is supplemented by online study resources, with additional guidance available through face-to-face or virtual tutorials.​

​Assessment methods on this course include: individual and group work tasks, presentations, essays, reports, critical reflection on professional practice accounts, action research reports and dissertations and other appropriate activities. All assessments are closely linked to school and college-based practice. There is a strong emphasis on the application of ideas developed in the context of your own classroom, school or setting.

Entry requirements (Home)

Normally minimum 2.2, relevant professional experience and current employment as an educational practitioner.    

Candidates with existing and current qualifications at level 7 may be able to apply for recognition of academic credit against part of the programme. Please contact the Programme Leader, Debbie Duncalf:  D.Duncalf@ljmu.ac.uk​ for further information.​

Is RPL accepted on this programme?

Yes


Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Graduate employment

This programme offers excellent networking opportunities. You will be encouraged to join the relevant professional association for your subject, providing valuable links with teachers, recent alumni, local professional communities and others interested  i n education. 

Graduates take up leadership posts or other posts of responsibility in a chosen subject area.

​​Depending on your professional experience, you may be eligible for professional accreditation from the Institute of Leadership and Management.​

International study

Please note: this programme is not suitable for students who require a Tier 4 visa. Due to immigration requirements, Tier 4 international students must study on a full-time basis.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.
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