Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Educational Leadership and Management

This award provides the opportunity for educational and public sector professionals to critical analyse leadership and management in educational settings. The programme draws upon the outstanding specialist research and expertise developed within the Faculty of Education's Centre for Educational Leadership and Management. It is aimed at those who wish to become educational leaders / managers, and those who wish to explore the transformative possibilities of education. Students will study theories of leadership and management and the complex ways in which they relate to their own context. This includes critically analysing current models relating to leading change, organisational culture, managing people and resources and the impact of leadership on organisational effectiveness. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their understandings of transformative and ethical leadership, and explore the contribution of educational leadership in delivering social change and equality in global contexts. We welcome non-EU international applications for the full-time route and students are supported at every stage by MMU International. For further information on the full and part-time routes, please contact Caroline Davies,

Entry requirements

Honours degree in relevant subject or equivalent; teachers should have qualified teacher status; supported by workplace (or appropriate establishment) in order to to carry out any workplace-based tasks; hold position of leadership and/or management, or aspire to have experience of such a position; applicants who have a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma may enter the programme with advanced standing to continue their studies at the appropriate level.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Assessments are based around a students workplace and are relevant to their own practice.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
MMU Cheshire (Crewe) Crewe CW1 5DU North West
Didsbury Campus Manchester M20 2RR North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
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0161 247 6969