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MA in International Education Leadership and Policy (Part-Time)

Programme code:MA-ED/IELP-PUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Michael Wilson Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Normally an appropriate first degree
Normally, two years' experience in the field of education, other appropriate experience will be considered on an individual basis.
English Language in line with School of Education requirements, IELTS 6.5 or above with no score below 6, or TOEFL equivalent.

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


Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Education

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

There are none specifically listed for Education

Programme specification:

The programme will:
1. Replace the existing MA in International Educational Management (IEM) in response to the School's most recent revision strategy. It will also provide an opportunity to update and revise the current MA (IEM) course to make it distinctive. The title of the programme will be changed to MA in International Education Leadership & Policy (IELP), reflecting a global shift in discourse from 'management' to 'leadership' and a recognition of the fundamental importance of the educational policy framework in which educational leaders operate.

2. Cohere well with the School's Centre for Policy Studies in Education (CPSE), which will strengthen the links between research and the MA programme.

3. Satisfy two broad expectations/needs of participants: (a) leadership and management skills that facilitate promotion and critical reflection; (b) a firm foundation for doctoral study.

4. Offer a broad foundation in both contemporary global educational policy challenges and leadership skills required to meet these challenges that will appeal to a wide cohort of students, so that the two core modules will also be optional modules for following other programmes including the MA (General), the MA (Childhood Studies) and the MA (Global Development) in POLIS. It will thereby: (a) strengthen the sustainability of the programme and (b) involve a larger number of staff contributors from within the School of Education to enrich the student experience.

5. Offer opportunities for students to take optional modules in POLIS relating to education and/or development

6. Retain the best of the 'unique selling position' of the MA (IEM), including local school visits: the annual visit to London to meet the local MP, tour the Houses of Parliament and visit the DfE, BIS and TUC to engage in discussion with educational policy makers.

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Compulsory modules:

EDUC5042MContemporary Global Challenges in Education Policy and Leadership Practice30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5043MCritical Perspectives on Leadership Theory and Practice30 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Year2 - View timetable

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Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study and pass the following compulsory module:

EDUC5430MDissertation60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits and pass at least 30 from the following optional modules:

EDUC5034MGlobal Learning in UK Primary Schools30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5039MCreative Inquiry, Communication and Learning30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5053MDirected Study in Education 130 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
EDUC5060MGetting Started: Research Questions and Approaches in Education15 creditsSemester 1, 1 Nov to 31 Dec, 1 Jan to 31 Mar, 1 Mar to 31 May, 01 Oct to 30 Nov
EDUC5061MPhilosophical underpinning of educational research15 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5062MQualitative data: processes of collection, interpretation and analysis15 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5063MIntroduction to quantitative data analysis15 creditsSemester 2, 1 Nov to 31 Dec
EDUC5610MSpecial Educational Needs: Inclusive Approaches30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5811MDevelopmental Disorders I: Dyslexia and Developmental Coordination Disorder30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5812MDevelopmental Disorders II: Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder30 creditsSemester 2
PIED5235MEducation in Development30 creditsSemester 1
PIED5255MGender, Globalisation and Development30 creditsSemester 1
PIED5256MGlobal Inequalities and Development30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PIED5626MGlobal Justice30 creditsSemester 2
PIED5764MDevelopment Management Techniques15 creditsNot running in 201920

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Last updated: 30/04/2019


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