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University of East London: Leadership in Education

Institution University of East London View institution profile
Department School of Education and Communities (EDUCOM)
Telephone 0208 223 3333
Study type Taught


This course is for those already in leadership positions in education, and those who aspire to leadership roles. The course tackles issues directly related to the current field of national and international education. It challenges you to develop deeper critical thinking around how to meet the needs of policy and the needs of your students and staff. You will work through the process of initiating and driving change at an individual, group and/or organisational level. You will also learn how to adapt your communication strategies and techniques for developing new behaviours and attitudes. In short, the course aims to equip you with the skills to lead the development of others.

Candidates will engage in a wide range of leadership theory, and learn how theory translates into practice through the different course learning objectives and tasks.

The course offers opportunities on how to lead change effectively, how to employ coaching and mentoring as a change agent, and how to reflect on leadership and practice with a wide range of academic research in mind.

The course offers opportunities for learners to develop a clear and detailed understanding of their wider community, contexts, policies and socio-economic factors at play, which need to be considered when leading and supporting others.

Candidates engage with a wide range of others to discuss, evaluate, and critique academic research to explore a wide range of viewpoints to extend their practice further.

The MA Leadership in Education is a rich and varied course offering opportunities for leaders at all levels, and a wide range of academic contexts.


University of East London


The University of East London (UEL) is the careers-led university; we’ve been preparing our students for the jobs of the future for over 125 years. We are constantly updating our courses to ensure our students are always prepared for evolving industries and job markets. With support and innovation at the forefront of everything we do, our students are well equipped to progress on to great things.

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With campuses in Stratford and in the Royal Albert Dock, East London is evolving around us. We’re at the heart of an incredibly innovative area in one …

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