Leadership and Learning

Masters Opportunities

There are a number of opportunities for teachers and partners to engage with further studies at any one of our partner universities. Take a look at the information below, and if you have any questions about any of the courses please contact Angela Brown in the first instance.

University of Leicester

Masters (180 Credits)

MA in Education: Learning and Teaching

This course offers you the chance to engage with recent academic research to develop your critical, analytical and reflective skills. You will consider contemporary government policy, curriculum and classroom-based issues. Our SEBDA and Dyslexia modules are some of the few in the country to receive nationally recognised accreditation from SEBDA and the British Dyslexia Association.

  • campus-based, part-time
  • Three years (although if 60 M level credits are carried over from your PGCE, this is reduced)
  • £1,800 per year (some module prices may vary). Various payment methods are available.

This course is well suited to teachers working in or around Leicester who wish to develop as professionals and enhance their career prospects.

For further information visit the University of Leicester web site.

Additional Information
Gail Greenacre
0116 229 7502

MSc in Educational Leadership

This course is designed to advance your knowledge of educational leadership, learning and change in different cultural contexts. You will develop the ability to discuss educational policy and practice in an informed manner, substantiating your argument with theoretical perspectives. This course uses a range of resources, including podcasts, audiovisuals and interactive wikis and discussions boards such that students can engage with one another across the globe.

  • distance learning, part-time
  • two years (accreditation of prior learning is available upon application up to a maximum of 60 credits)
  • £8,025. Various payment methods are available.

Those currently employed as full-time teachers who do not have the time to travel will find the flexibility of this course appealing.

Additional Information
Vanessa Walker
0116 229 7516

For further information visit the University of Leicester Web Site.

MA in International Education

This course teaches you how to analyse important trends in educational policy and practice in an international context. As well as this, you will be guided on how to construct your own research using a range of approaches (surveys, case studies, action research). You will also have the chance to refine your area of interest by choosing to undertake one of four pathways:

  • Leadership for Social Justice in Education
  • Pedagogy Pathway or
  • Innovation and Reform
  • Learning Technologies (DL only)
  • campus based, full-time OR distance learning
  • 1 year (full –time) 2 years (distance learning)
  • £5,470 (Campus based) or £8,525 (Distance Learning). Various payment methods are available.

This course is ideal for teachers with an interest in education in its broader context, especially those who would like to experience a unique opportunity to reflect upon their own practice.

Additional Information
Gail Greenacre 0116 252 7502 maiecb@le.ac.uk / maiedl@le.ac.uk

For further information visit the University of Leicester Web Site

Distance Learning Certificates (60 Credits)

Postgraduate Certificate in Action Research

This course is delivered through two modules: Developing Foundation for Action Research and Action Research Project. In Developing Foundation for Action Research you will develop an understanding of how action research can be used to approach educational research. The topics covered in this module prepare you well for the action research that you will undertake independently as part of the second module. As part of Action Research Project, you will also learn about how to select appropriate research methods and analyse data effectively.

  • Distance learning
  • 9 months
  • £1,800
Additional Information
Vanessa Walker 0116 229 7516 edlead@le.ac.uk

Postgraduate Certificate Learning Technologies

This course focuses on contemporary issues around e-learning. Topics which you will cover include: new approaches to learning design, technology enhanced learning spaces, the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and the implications of social and participatory media for learning, teaching and research. The course is delivered in two parts, Technology Enhanced Learning and Learning Design for the 21st Century, both of which encourage you to utilise appropriate pedagogies and learning technologies.

  • Distance learning
  • 9 months
  • £1,800
Additional Information
Vanessa Walker 0116 229 7516 edlead@le.ac.uk

Short Courses (30 Credits)

The School of Education’s short course portfolio brings together the latest research informed theory and practitioner insight to offer you an engaging and thought provoking experience. Our courses are designed from our extensive experience of delivering courses flexibly around the world. This ethos is central to the course design and is reflected in the cohort of participants, each of whom bring their own specific contribution to the discussions and debates. The courses have been designed by a team of leading practitioners and academics with the goal of encouraging you to apply the latest concepts and techniques to your organisational context in a supported environment.

Courses Offered
  • Action Research 1 - Developing Foundations in Action Research (30 credits)
  • Action Research 2 - Action Research Project (30 credits)
  • Lesson Study 1 - Foundations and Guiding Principles (30 credits)
  • Lesson Study 2 - Pedagogic Literacy and Professional Learning (30 credits)
  • campus based, part time
  • 3 to 6 months
  • £950 per module. Various payment methods are available.
Additional Information
Gail Greenacre 0116 252 7502 maelt@le.ac.uk

 

University of Derby

The University of Derby offers a number of Masters opportunities. Please see the link below for more information.

 

Further Information

Simon Smith Megan Fowler