The Educational Leadership (International) MBA will meet the needs of senior educational leaders, developing the scholarship and academic skills to support their reflective practice. It will enable them to reflect on the key areas of theory, empirical research and values that underpin educational leadership, and allow them to analyse how policy can impact on educational leadership.
See the website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/degrees/educational-leadership-international-mba
- Application dates
Open: 19 October 2015
Close: 29 July 2016
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Special. Only the IELTS is accepted. Applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/life/international/english-requirements
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international
This programme provides students the opportunity to develop as a strategic thinker, leader of learning and educational improvement, and manager of resources, exploring important national and international debates in and around educational reform, leadership, and teaching and learning.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of four core modules (120 credits), and a dissertation/report (60 credits).
- Core Modules
Leading People For Effective Learning
Marketing and Strategy
There are no optional modules for this programme.
Students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 20,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
This programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, online materials and tutorial support involving module leaders and guest speakers. Assessment is through assignment submission and final dissertation. The programme is delivered through intensive two-day contact periods and tutorial support can be offered in person, via Skype or online.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships
Graduates of this Master's degree are currently working as:
- Head teachers
- Senior education consultants working within national and international contexts
- Local authority leaders
- Senior leaders in state and independent sector schools
Top career destinations for this degree:
- Head Teacher, Herts County Council (2011)
- Assistant Principal, Newham College (2012)
- Ofsted Inspector, Ofsted (2012)
- Assistant Head Teacher, Thomas Buxton Primary School (2013)
- Deputy Head Teacher, The Cardinal Wiseman School (2013)
This Master's degree provides the opportunity to:
- develop as a strategic thinker, leader of learning and educational improvement, and manager of resources
- explore important national and international debates in and around educational reform, leadership, and teaching and learning
Why study this degree at UCL?
The quality, depth and breadth of research and development work carried out by the Department of Learning and Leadership at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) has an outstanding reputation. The department is at the forefront of promoting new knowledge for and about leadership in London, nationally, and internationally.
The department supports educational and public sector leadership to improve the life chances of individuals and communities, working in partnership with practitioners and policymakers at the critical edge of research and practice.
The Educational Leadership (International) MBA provides a full overview of contemporary education leadership issues. This includes focusing on the role of schools within the wider community and how governmental policy makes its mark.
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
- Who can apply?
This programme is suited to senior and aspiring educational leaders across a wide range of educational contexts and sectors, as well as those within local authority, consultancy and policy-making roles.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Educational Leadership (International) at graduate level
- why you want to study Educational Leadership (International) at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.
For more information see the Applications page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/apply
A second-class UK Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or equivalent senior leadership experience. Applicants who have earned the National Professional Qualification for HEadship (NPQH) certificate within the last five years will gain 30 credits towards the MBA. All applicants must have relevant professional experience.