*This is a combined course, please choose a subject from the list below.
The full Masters award requires you to gain 180 credits. The following modules are studied as part of the 60 credit block - Education, Leadership & Management. The remaining credits should be made up from your other 60 credit subject specialism and the 60 credit dissertation.
This block is part of the ‘Interdisciplinary Studies in Education’ suite of research-informed Masters provision. It offers each student a choice of awards that means they can tailor the available provision to their own research interests.
By studying at Liverpool Hope University, you will be joining an academic community with a strong record in educational research. You will study in a supportive learning environment and be encouraged to develop your own research profile.
Our Education Leadership and Management block must be combined with one of the following blocks and indicated on your application form.
Dissertation (60 credits)
The full Masters award requires you to gain 180 credits, including a 60 credit dissertation. The following modules are studied as part of the Education Leadership and Management curriculum. The remaining credits should be made up from your other subject specialism.
Recognising the challenges faced by those in leadership roles and the need to support the development of leadership competencies at all levels, this module explores leadership, with a specific focus on leadership within different education organisations. In particular, the module explores the nature of leadership and management through a number of different thematic ‘lenses’ and considers the role leaders play within improvement and change programmes.
This module takes as its focus the need for all those working within schools and other education institutions to develop positive and productive relationships with others. Leadership and management do not occur in a vacuum, and this module has been designed to develop both functional knowledge and critical understanding of a number of key perspectives on human behaviour within organisations and on the nature and processes of organising human activity. As such it is designed not only to encourage the development of solutions to specific leadership and management problems but also to provide participants with insights into the complex nature of organisations and of organisational life.
Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline.
It is not necessary for students applying for this course do have direct experience of leadership and management, although an interest in this area of practice with a view to future professional development is desirable. This course is not suitable for international students.
Please note that a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB) is required for students where they are required to visit settings other than their own.
For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 minimum of all components. In addition to this, we also accept a wide range of International Qualifications, for more information please visit our English Language Requirements page.
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Research in the Faculty of Education is organised around two Research centres and forums:
Tuition fees for Home/EU students for 2020/21 are £5,200
We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.
You will be able to structure your award to enhance your personal interests, career specific opportunities and potential for promotion to senior management and leadership. It will enable you to evaluate adults' and children's learning through research and postgraduate study. For qualified teachers, this course will enhance opportunities to move beyond the threshold and become an 'excellent teacher'.
Students completing the MA will also be well placed to go on to a doctorate (EdD or PhD) at Liverpool Hope.
Please note - this course does not offer you a teaching qualification to teach in British schools but is an academic study of Education.