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.
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). There are no optional modules for this programme.
Core modules -Financial Management -Leading People For Effective Learning -Marketing and Strategy -System Leadership
Dissertation/report 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.
Graduates of this Master's degree are currently working as: -Headteachers. -Senior education consultants working within national and international contexts. -Local authority leaders. -Senior leaders in state and independent sector schools.
Employability 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.
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.
Recipient: University College London
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