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University College Birmingham: Educational Leadership

Institution University College Birmingham View institution profile
Department School of Education, Health and Community - MA/MSc/PGDip
Study type Taught


OVERVIEW Taking a leading role in education environments demands many different qualities, from versatility and innovation to mentoring skills and an inclusive outlook. With statistics showing staff are progressing ever more quickly into leadership positions over the past decade, our Educational Leadership postgraduate course will help you prepare for such higher level roles and equip you to stand out as a truly effective leader within the sector.

Our course will immerse you in the core elements of diversity, inclusivity, special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), along with research, innovation and strategic leadership. You will learn how to critically analyse your current or future work environment and explore key concepts underpinning effective leadership within educational contexts, as well as coaching and mentoring within the workplace.

From mainstream schools to alternative provision, charities and community projects, our Educational Leadership course reflects the wealth of education environments in which you may work, with placements incorporated into the course to allow you to apply the theory to your own context in order to meet your personal development aims. Delivery is also flexible, featuring a mixture of online sessions and face-to-face tuition to support your learning.

Note: Delivery of this course is primarily online, in weekly webinars, but does include four face-to-face (mandatory) study weekends throughout the year. Given the nature of the delivery, the course is not suitable for those requiring international visas, however, we are reviewing this for January 2022.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? - Flexible learning – Our education postgraduate course combines online sessions and support materials with one weekend per module of face-to-face learning on campus

  • Practical application – Apply your learning directly to the industry by working within an educational setting alongside your studies

  • Diverse skills and knowledge – Gain a holistic view of the education sector with study covering a spectrum of educational environments and opportunities

  • In-depth research – Undertake numerous research projects examining education in depth, including identifying areas of change and innovation

PLACEMENTS Students undertaking this course should be working within an educational setting (if you are unsure if your setting is appropriate, please speak to the programme leader or our Admissions team).

If you are not currently working within the sector, you will be required to find a relevant placement prior to commencing the course.

CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course: - National education manager

  • Pastoral support manager

  • Nursery deputy manager

  • Learning and development training manager

Please refer to our website for the latest updates to this course


Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

University College Birmingham


Degree courses accredited by the University of Warwick
Studying a master’s degree at University College Birmingham, you can really tailor your course to your chosen career and make an immediate impact when you graduate. And the vast majority of its MA and MSc degrees are accredited by the University of Warwick, ranked 6th in the UK by The Guardian 2022 league table.

Its postgraduate degrees are highly-specialised, whether you are looking to go into management in the field of aviation, accounting, business and enterprise, tourism, marketing or culinary arts, lead the way in education, work on prosthetics …

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