University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

School Improvement and Educational Leadership

This programme is offered on campus (and by negotiation with school consortia); teaching includes workshops, seminars and tutorials and the classes use a variety of reflective, analytical and enquiry-based activities using journals, qualitative and quantitative evidence of practice in individual schools and school systems; support is provided through webCT which includes case studies which are used for preparation tasks as well in workshops; assignment and dissertation topics reflect students' individual interests and contexts; the course aims to: develop reflective and critical judgement of educational professionals and other stakeholders committed to the interests of all children; promote critical engagement and fulfilling learning environments by developing teacher effectiveness and professional identity; develop communities of scholarship through which educational partnerships work to improve schooling and schooling policy; develop capacity for rigorous and critical analysis of evidence in improving schools.

Entry requirements

A good first degree (a 2.1 or above) and to have experience of, or anticipate, working in teaching/learning contexts with diversity, to the satisfaction of the accepting tutor; 2.2 degrees are considered with relevant professional experience.

Course modules

Core module details: understanding school improvement; leadership for school improvement; using evidence in school improvement; education policy and improving schools. Optional modules (subject to availability) 20 credits module option; curriculum design in global contexts; education as an international issue; citizenship, human rights and the environment; personal and professional skills in educational management ; second language learning.

Assessment methods

Assignments and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Whole course (England) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (EU) 4 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (England) 4 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (International) 4 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 8 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (Scotland) 8 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (Wales) 8 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (EU) 8 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (England) 8 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,900 per Year 1 (International) 8 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (EU) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (England) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (International) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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