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Education Management and Leadership (MSc)

Master of Science
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

Become a clear, confident and comprehensive educational leader with our Masters in Education Management and Leadership pathway. Learn about professional development with strategies to overcome challenges faced by leaders in education all over the world.

This educational leadership course is for teachers and those working in administrative positions in education who are looking for the leadership and research skills to make a positive change. Learn about professional development with strategies to overcome challenges faced by leaders in education all over the world. You’ll learn how to identify opportunities for improvement within an educational institution, making decisions based on research and with a focus on outcomes.  

Leaders in education are expected to introduce continuous change within their organisation, you’ll understand how this impacts an academic institution or school and the people within it. To give you versatility in the profession, we look at a variety of learning environments within the public and private sector, as well as how educational leadership theories can be used by both teachers and leaders in schools, and educational practitioners outside of schools.   During this MSc educational leadership course, you’ll learn how to: 

  • examine different teaching and learning methods 
  • conduct reliable education research and reflect upon emerging research 
  • apply your learning of leadership theories to your practice  
  • assess contemporary issues in the area of educational leadership 
  • examine core management practices to educational institutions 

You’ll learn about policies and research on a national and international level. During the course, you'll collate and evaluate the research you’ve found in order to communicate outcomes in a clear and convincing way.

We offer 3 pathways on our MSc Education degree. 

Your other MSc Education pathway options are:

  • Education - you'll learn teaching & learning methods, and how to conduct & analyse educational research.
  • Education (Practice and Innovation) - study different teaching and learning methods and learn how to conduct and analyse educational research in the fields of innovation and inclusive practice.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

Andri Christodoulou has teaching experience in different contexts with various age groups, and she is currently involved in the Primary PGCE programme tutoring students and teaching Science.

She received her BA in Primary Education from the University of Cyprus in 2005 and an MA in Science Education from King's College London in 2006. In 2007 she was awarded a 1+3 ESRC scholarship to undertake doctoral studies at King’s College London, as part of an ESRC funded professional development programme.

She has a keen interest in:

  • initial science teacher training
  • teacher professional development
  • students' understanding of the epistemology of science
  • argumentation and epistemic practices

Andri is a member of the Maths and Science Research Centre (MaSE), the European Science Education Research Association, and the National Association of Research in Science Teaching.

“The MSc in education provides many diverse pathways which are perfect for any individual looking to gain or enhance their understanding about educational issues that really matter to them.”
Nicholas Marco-Wadey, 2018 graduate

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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