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Course content

Our Education Management MA is designed for professionals who teach, lecture or organise educational provision at any level. The course combines problem solving and critical perspectives, and extensively explores practical education management problems. Our staff have international reputations in their field, allowing you to learn the most advanced current thinking and develop your ideas with leading experts.

Key benefits

  • Combines problem solving and critical perspectives.
  • Makes extensive use of exploration of practical education management problems.
  • Teaching from staff with international reputations in the field. 
  • Located in the heart of London.


This course draws on various disciplines, such as sociology, political science, economics, history and contemporary policy making to provide a critical perspective on contemporary education management. At the same time, the course has a strong problem-solving perspective, which places education management in schools, colleges and universities within the current political, social and educational context. We will develop your evaluation and decision-making skills within real-life educational situations. You will benefit from this course no matter the level at which you teach, lecture or organise educational provision. It will enable you to reflect on your practice and to inform such reflections by extending your knowledge.

Course purpose

For all those who teach, lecture or organise educational provision at any level. The programme enables professionals concerned with education to reflect on their practice and to inform such reflection by extending their knowledge. Students will be made aware of significant current developments in contemporary pedagogical policy and practice.

Course format and assessment


For each 30-credit module you will have 20 hours of lectures and seminars, and we will expect you to undertake 280 hours of independent study. There are 10.5 hours of academic study skills workshops and for your dissertation you will receive nine hours of one-to-one supervision and 24 hours of research methods lectures. You will also undertake 567 hours of independent study for the dissertation module.


The 30-credit taught modules are normally assessed by a 6,000 word assignment, but assessment methods do vary and will depend on the optional modules selected. The 60-credit dissertation is assessed by an extended piece of writing of 16,000 words.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect.

Career prospects

The MA in Education Management will allow you to develop the analytical and problem-solving capabilities that are essential for anyone aspiring to occupy management or leadership roles in education today. Graduates of this course have gone on to posts around the world and across a range of education sectors, from primary/secondary schools through to Further and Higher Education.

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