University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Education (Leadership and Management)

This course helps students to develop the skills and knowledge to effectively make informed decisions about how to progress the department or the school; it also enhances continuous professional development and supports the development of a career should they wish to seek management or headship positions; the course has a flexible approach and enables students to organise their studies to suit their own career development and focus on an area of personal interest; the course comprises a mandatory research methods in education module and a dissertation linked to each students' chosen Master's in Education pathway; each student is also given the opportunity to develop research in the area of leadership and management; in addition to the possibility of working with groups in the workplace, students may also accredit professional qualifications against their Master's degree credit, to a maximum of 50 per cent of the course.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent; or substantial experience in an appropriate educational or related field; access to an educational setting in order to complete assessments; working within a specific role within an organisation and therefore some optional units are not appropriate.

Course modules

Core: Dissertation (leadership and management); research methods in education; strategic leadership and management. Optional: Reflecting on professional practice; inclusive education; special educational needs and disability; understanding pupil behaviour in schools; addressing challenging pupil behaviour in schools; managing learning and teaching; evolving theories of autism; exploring coaching and mentoring; international and comparative education; understanding difficulties in literacy development and dyslexia.

Assessment methods

Assignments and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Luton Campus Luton LU1 3JU South East
Bedford Campus Bedford MK41 9EA South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01234 400400