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2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Leadership and Digital Education

Programme code:MA-ED/L&DE-FUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Milton Obamba Contact address:M.O.Obamba@leeds.ac.uk

The part-time variant will be delivered in the same way as the full-time programme.

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Normally, a first degree plus evidence of relevant professional experience (IELTS 6.5 with no score below 6). Relevant professional experience could include teaching (at any level), education management, supervision or administration, software development, education publishing, education media, and roles involving the implementation, support or management of educational technologies. Other professional experience may be relevant and each case will be considered on its merits.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Education

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Education

Programme specification:

The programme will: provide students with in-depth knowledge of skills, perspectives and current research in both educational leadership and digital education. They will have opportunities to apply and reflect on this new knowledge in relation to both their own learning and to their professional contexts. As the programme is aimed at experienced professionals, students will immediately see the relevance of programme content to practice.

This specialist programme is suitable for educators such as teachers, school leaders, lecturers, inspectors, administrators and officials who want to gain an insight into educational policy issues of current global significance and their implications for the effective leadership of educational institutions and who wish to understand, use and support digital tools in education. The programme is particularly designed for those professionals who have particular responsibility for leading and managing the implementation or delivery of digital education.

A feature of the programme is that, through the ODL modules, students will gain practical experience of being an ODL learner, even though they are campus-based. Many of the students will, in their professional lives, be responsible for delivering or supporting online and/or distance learning and will be able to do this more effectively with the understanding of what it feels like to learn through ODL.


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Compulsory modules:

EDUC5042MContemporary Global Challenges in Education Policy and Leadership Practice30 creditsSemester 1, 1 Sep to 31 Jan (5mth)(adv yr)
EDUC5043MCritical Perspectives on Leadership Theory and Practice30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5264MEducation in a Digital Society30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5265MDigital Education in Practice30 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

EDUC5270MDissertation in Digital Education60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
EDUC5430MDissertation60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)


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Last updated: 26/09/2018

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