Keele University

Keele University


The course comprises 6 taught modules and a dissertation. Students meet for 2 consecutive days in each of the first 5 terms of the course. The normal pattern of teaching is that a full day is given to each module with a theoretical introduction, consideration of practical applications and then an extended case study. Distance learning materials have been specially commissioned for each module so that the focus is on service provision rather than on generic educational issues.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree (or equivalent) plus appropriate professional training and / or experience: such applicants are usually eligible for direct entry. Applicants with appropriate professional experience would also be considered for direct entry. Other applicants would be considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

The 6 taught modules are: Year 1 Organisational behaviour and development � the culture, operation and evaluation of groups and teams (15 credits) Quality, improvement and effectiveness � best practice and best value in action (30 credits) Strategic management � planning for and coping with change (15 credits) Year 2 Resource management � maximising resource creativity, evaluation and audit (15 credits) Human resource issues � performance management and team enhancement (15 credits) Research methods � introduction and guide to research methodologies, concepts and issues (30 credits) All modules are taught from the perspective of administrators and leaders in the education service and public/private sector policy researchers. Keele tutors are supported by senior practitioners in Education, together with guest speakers with specialist knowledge and/or research experience in the sector

Assessment methods

There are no formal examinations. Assessment is based upon assignments and the end of course dissertation. All assignments are between 3,000 and 4,500 words in length and are graded according to School and University guidelines.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MBA Part-time £ 3,025 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 14 months
PgDip Part-time - 20 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
01782 733124