University of Reading

University of Reading

Educational Leadership and Management

This programme is for educational leaders, future leaders and administrators. 3-stage programme will lead to an MA in Education (Leadership and Management)with exit qualifications of Postgraduate Certificate (Stage 1) and Postgraduate Diploma (Stage 2). Students critically analyse key concepts in educational leadership and management theory and practice within the context of an ever changing political climate and an increasing culture of both market and government accountability.

Entry requirements

A good degree, usually 2.1 or equivalent. Recent experience in an educational setting. English requirements: IELTS average test score of 6.5 with all elements at least 6.

Course modules

In the first 2 years, students will study 6 modules: key concepts in educational leadership and management; strategic marketing; educational leadership and management; independent study (distance learning); leading and managing educational change; managing financial resources; investigating education (distance learning). Year 1 (Certificate): in year 1, students will attend a one week summer school at Reading where they will study one Institute of Education module and one Henley Business School module. They will then complete a third module by distance learning throughout the rest of the year. Year 2 (Diploma): in year 2, students will return to Reading for a second one week summer school to complete one Institute of Education module and one Henley Business School module. Students will then undertake their sixth module by distance learning until the end of their second year. Year 3 (MA): in year 3, students will embark on and complete their 15,000 word dissertation, which will be supported through online tutorials.

Assessment methods

In the 3rd year, students write a dissertation (15,000 words).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning (with some attendance) - 1 years

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