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MA / PGCert / PGDip Educational Leadership and Management

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22, APR-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Education at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

This course is designed to produce graduates who are autonomous, able to carry out ethical research studies in different educational contexts, and who can recognised the importance of the application of education theories and research to understand education debates and policies across a range of educational settings and contexts.

This course is designed for a wide range of people interested in educational leadership and management, such as those who currently, or are wanting to, work in a leadership or management role in an educational setting or education policy or research contexts. These education settings range from early years to higher education and all sectors in between and beyond formal education. Therefore the course is designed to provide different modes and routes that are suited to the breadth of potential students who have a range of expertise and experience. As such it has a generic approach to the modules which can then be applied locally and in different contexts.

The part time MA route has been structured to allow you to join the MA at different stages based on your accredited prior learning (APL). Within the part time route three modules are offered for offsite teaching, which are designed for groups of employees to undertake level 7 study onsite in the school, college or other educational setting where they are employed, under the guidance of the university tutor. To achieve an MA Educational Leadership and Management at least 90 credits of your 180 credits must include the Educational Leadership and Change Management module and your dissertation subject must relate to educational leadership and management.

What you'll study

This is a demanding and exciting research-based programme. It requires you to immerse yourself in reading, thinking, discussion, reflection and writing, enabling you to take the next, critical step in your professional learning.

This Masters degree allows you to investigate a range of issues impacting on education in general and your own organisation in particular. We want you to challenge your thinking.

Assessment methods

A wide range of creative assessment strategies are used in the course, which will develop the skills, knowledge and expertise you will need to develop an effective professional profile relevant to, or progression within, their desired career area. These include:

  • Seminar presentations;
  • Research posters;
  • Critical reviews of published research;
  • Extended critical reflections on your own practice and professional development experiences;
  • Research study in an area of your choice

Careers and employability

The MA Education degree is increasingly seen as both academic enhancement and a means to facilitate career progress. Many graduates have gone on to successful careers within the education sector, pursuing senior roles, while others have continued studying to complete a Professional Doctorate, an MPhil or a PhD.

The MA Education programme is not a teacher training course and will not give you Qualified Teacher Status.

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University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    46th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 123 2

    47th out of 81 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    125 57%

    56th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    87 87%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    43rd

    15
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%

    34th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    33rd

    25

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