Education Leadership and Management

Postgraduate School of Education

A CMI accredited master's degree that will engage you in analytical enquiry into the theory of leadership within education, helping you improve your own practice and your that of your organisation.

Education Leadership and Management
Entry Tariff

PGCert 60
PGDip 120
MA 180


1 year (full-time)
2-4 years (part-time)

Start date

January 2024

September 2024

Degree Type




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Our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a professional skillset. This incorporates;

  • Studying leadership and management in educational contexts from international perspectives to develop your knowledge, understanding and practice.
  • Taking a people-focused approach, to understand the complexities of individuals and teams, and wider groups such as the staff, the organisation itself and beyond.
  • The aim of this master's programme is to strengthen students’ awareness of the social and communal influences that impact upon the ideas, frameworks and practices adopted by leaders and organisations within our communities.

This Masters programme is accredited by CMI (Chartered Management Institute), a professional body for standards in the management and leadership industry. A CMI qualification is a recognised and reputable credential that demonstrates skills and knowledge required for a role in management and leadership. 

Here are the three benefits of this accreditation: 

  • The L7 Cert in Strategic Management and Leadership awarded automatically upon completion of this degree, with no additional study or assessment requirement.
  • 'Foundation' Chartered Manager (fCMgr) awarded upon completion.
  • Membership of CMI throughout the degree and for 3 months thereafter, entitling the learner access to our member community and events + ManagementDirect, Career Development Centre, Kooth mental health support platform, and thought leadership. 

How you'll learn

The programme enables you to specialise in particular areas of interest by giving a choice in your assignment and dissertation topics so your study has an immediate relevance and also prepares you for your future development as a practitioner and as a researcher.

A key aspect of the MA Education Leadership and Management is the undertaking of a piece of research. You will study the foundational skills and concepts in academic enquiry, and planning for your specialist research. Your research will be in the form of a dissertation, as a means of critically enquiring into and developing knowledge about an issue or question relevant to your study.

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Career options

Graduates of MA Education Leadership and Management will be prepared for a career in:

  • Leadership and management in schools, colleges, universities and early years settings
  • Working in government organizations and educational charities
  • Consultancy
  • Training industries
  • Further academic study at PhD level.
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Application Info

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our finance pages for more details

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Tuition fees and funding

September 2023 / January 2024 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International
£7,850 £16,500


September 2024 entry tuition fees

UK EU and International
£8,243 £17,325

Specific Entry Requirements

1. A degree in the field of education, a teaching qualification such as a PGCE or a degree in a closely related cognate field.
2. Demonstrated formal or informal leadership experience in an organisational context that the applicant expressly explores in their personal statement.

Please note there is limited opportunity for credit transfer onto this course. PGCE credits are generally not accepted for transfer. Requests for credit transfer will be considered by the course convenor.

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Our Research

The School of Education is renowned for its high-quality teaching and research, and is one of the principal teacher training providers in the UK. Please read about the research carried out by academics withing Roehampton's School of Education by visiting the departmental research pages.