Reflect on your own practice as an educator as you chart your course to senior leadership.
Applicants will need an undergraduate degree, however admission on the grounds of experience is considered for highly experienced applicants.
UCAS code Apply direct to Marjon
Duration One year full-time or two years part-time
MA Education - Educational Leadership offers the opportunity to study and research Educational Leadership to those who aspire to senior leadership positions. It is delivered in partnership with Teaching School Alliances, Multi-Academy Trusts, Diocesan offices, military, health, sport, outdoor education, local authorities and a wide range of other employers and organisations throughout the South-West and beyond.
The MA Education - Educational Leadership course offers flexibility for busy professionals to engage in postgraduate study. It can be studied either part-time or full-time at our Plymouth campus or part-time at our Marjon Cornwall campus in Truro to fit in with professional and family commitments.
The course ethos is informed, first and foremost, by a renowned student-centred approach focusing on developing and enhancing professionals’ practice and leadership expertise through a critical and reflective action research methodology.
Outstanding tutorial support from expert lecturers in educational leadership.
Flexible modules enable students to develop their own subject and research focus.
Join an inter-disciplinary Masters’ community for the sharing of innovative practice.
A flexible, practice-centred, distance learning ethos which supports the needs of busy professionals.
“I enjoy the opportunity to research and read around practice and update my knowledge, being challenged by peers and lecturers. The variety of content as well as the innovative ways of being assessed are really interesting. The research and reading is contemporary and reflects the challenges the profession is facing in the 21st century. I have relished the opportunity to develop my writing ability through positive, critical feedback.”
How can I enhance my academic and practice expertise in leadership?
How do I research the effectiveness of my employer's current leadership training programme?
Can I study part-time in a time-line that will fit with my professional and other commitments?
How do I best disseminate and publish my research?
“ I am delighted that Marjon University will be launching postgraduate programmes for teachers and leaders in education from a new base in Truro. Marjon have always offered flexible professional development for the teaching profession and to have this on our doorstep is fantastic. I look forward to the county having access to high quality, university facilitated and school informed CPD.”
Our graduates go on to progress their careers as aspirant and senior leaders in a wide variety of educational settings as, e.g. middle leaders, senior leaders, headteachers, advisers, consultants and trainers of leaders within their specialist field or setting.
Fees UK students: £6,500
Fees for International students: £12,000
Delivered through distance learning, focusing on 1:1 tutorials, practice-based conversations, professional focus groups, Saturday workshops and occasional key-note lectures at our Plymouth or Truro campuses.
The key assessment method is action research which takes the form of small practice-focused projects (where appropriate) and a final-stage research dissertation.
James has a wealth of experience in teaching at all levels from KS1, primary, secondary and special schools, as well as further and higher education. His research explores how educators can be supported to further advance their own practice.View full profile
Jonathan's specialist area is disability studies. He is interested in viewing disability and impairment in terms of the way they impact on inclusion and much of his work is concerned with how social theory can be used to make sense of the lives of disabled people. Jonathan has an acquired brain injury so his work is influenced by direct experience of disbility.
Director of the Institute of EducationView profile
Alison has experience of strategic and operational leadership and management within the secondary and HE sectors and is instrumental in the training and quality assuring of in-school coaches/mentors.
Provost of Marjon University CornwallView profile
Tanya is course leader MA Education courses at Marjon Cornwall campus in Truro. An innovative academic, Tanya’s research focus is on educational isolation of coastal, rural and small schools and the relationship with teacher development and educational improvement.
Senior LecturerView profile
Karen brings over 30 years’ experience in working inside and outside University, FHE, informal education and business settings. She is expert in developing flexible study routes to meet the needs of students from a wide range of professional settings and won the University’s student-led ‘Inspiration’ teaching award in 2016.