MA International Educational Management
This specialist programme is suitable for educators such as teachers, school leaders, lecturers, inspectors, administrators and officials who want to gain an insight into the issues affecting how educational institutions are run.
Please note that this course is currently being redeveloped for the 2016-17 academic year and is therefore subject to change.
You’ll study education management and leadership theory and practice from an international perspective. You could focus on leadership, financial and resource management, policy development or planning for change. Optional modules reflecting the research interests across the School of Education could place your studies in a broader context.
Participants from around the world come together to learn from each other as well as our tutors – all of whom are expert researchers in their fields. You’ll learn to critically apply educational theories to real challenges affecting schools, further and higher education worldwide.
You’ll have a wide range of opportunities to enhance your learning. In your first year of postgraduate study you’ll be able to join the British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS), complete with the access to leading journals and events that it entails. You’ll be encouraged to join the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration. In addition, you’ll have the chance to visit a local school and take part in an educational visit to London to discuss educational policy development with the local MP and civil servants.
Throughout the programme you’ll study modules covering different aspects of international educational management such as developing leadership, financial and material resources, staff and institutional improvement, policies or plans for change. You’ll also have the chance to swap one of your modules for another option from elsewhere in the School of Education, from digital learning to special educational needs.
From the beginning of the programme you’ll develop your research skills and apply them to your critical study. This gives you the chance to conduct independent research on a topic of your choice, which may be related to your own professional background. You’ll be expected to sit in on our Getting Started: Research Questions and Approaches module to improve your understanding of educational research, unless your tutor believes you already have enough knowledge in this area.
If you choose to study part-time, you’ll study over a longer period and take fewer modules in each year.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
You’ll take one compulsory module throughout the year – your critical study. Then you’ll take three of the international education management modules below. The fourth module should be selected from the relevant choices offered across the School of Education. The modules below are those available in 2015-16 and may change in 2016-17 as the programme is redeveloped.
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules|
|- Critical Study|
- Effective Development of Policies & Plans for Change
- Developing Leadership
- Developing Material and Financial Resources
|One optional module can be taken from those offered across the School of Education, including a directed study|
Learning and teaching
Most of our taught modules use a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, and you’ll also be able to enhance your learning by attending the visits we organise to government departments and educational institutions. However, independent study is also an important part of this programme, allowing you to form your own ideas and develop high-level skills.
We use a range of assessment methods. International educational management modules are usually assessed through a single essay of around 6,000 words. However, optional modules in the School of Education may also use methods such as assignments, reflective logs and portfolio work, depending on the modules you choose.
Graduates have pursued a range of careers. Most involve either gaining promotion to more senior leadership and management positions in educational institutions when they return to their own countries, or pursuing doctoral research programmes (EdD and PhD) at Leeds and elsewhere.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. Thats one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.