education research

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

MA in Education and Leadership

Postgraduate - Taught MA

Open for admission in 2018/19

Start in September

Full time Part time
MA 1 year 2 years

About the course

This pathway is aimed at those responsible for the policy, provision or practice of leading learning in educational settings.

The degree award is based on the premise that the foremost task of all leaders in educational settings is to create and develop the most effective and efficient learning environment for the student body that they serve.

The degree is suitable for:

  • Head teachers, principals and other senior staff in educational organisations
  • Education officers, inspectors and advisers at local or national level 

MA in Education and Leadership can be studied one year full-time, or two years part-time.

Where you'll study

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Fees and funding

“The quality of the training I’ve received at the University of Hull, together with my school experience, was outstanding and most enjoyable."

Simon Baldwin, PGCE (Chemistry)

What you'll study

You may exit the programme after stage 1 with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, or after stage 2 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education if you have earned sufficient credits.

Core modules

  • Contemporary and Critical Perspectives in Education

  • Research Methodologies in Education

  • International and Intercultural Perspectives on Education

  • Developing Educational Leadership

  • Dissertation

Our postgraduate degrees give teachers and other professionals the skills, knowledge and leadership qualities to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and adults.

Strong partnerships with hundreds of schools, colleges, community organisations and early years settings.

Our range of programmes allow you to specialise in a particular age range or area.

We have strong partnerships for initial teacher training and offer a wide range of PGCE programmes at postgraduate level.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject or appropriate professional experience is generally required.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

Our Masters students explore a range of current educational practice, looking at key issues and policy.

Graduates leave with reflective and practical skills and the knowledge they need to contribute to their chosen learning community.