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Education Management MA

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Our Education Management MA is intended for education professionals who aspire to positions of management and leadership in education. Focused on the challenges faced by educational institutions around the world today, the programme is designed to develop the expertise and decision-making capabilities required of those tasked with leading modern educational organisations. The programme has relevance across a range of education sectors and provider types, including state, independent and NGO providers. Participants engage critically with current debates and the latest research to develop their professional understanding of complex real-world problems in the field of education management. You will benefit from this course no matter the level at which you teach, lecture or organise educational provision.

Key benefits

  • Gain your MA from one of the UK's top ranking schools of education in one of the world's most renowned universities.
  • Learn first hand from leading experts with international reputations in the field.
  • Develop the expertise required of professionals who lead today's educational institutions.
  • Be part of a community of education specialists joining the programme from countries around the world.
  • Situated in the heart of London, within sight of the Houses of Parliament and the culturally vibrant South Bank.

The course takes a keenly critical perspective towards the management of educational institutions understood in terms of their cultural, political and social contexts.  Engaging with fundamental issues, from the very aims of education to the management of human resources, the course is designed to equip participants with the understanding and decision-making capabilities required to deal with the demands placed on educational institutions today.  Module options provide the opportunity to engage with a range of related themes: from educational leadership to teacher development, from best practice in the techniques of business management to the latest research into school effectiveness and improvement.

Base campus

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

Curious to find out more? Access on-demand content including taster lectures and talks, and meet our current staff and students on our subject hub page.

For each 30-credit module you will have 20 hours of lectures and seminars, and we will expect you to undertake 280 hours of independent study. There are 10.5 hours of academic study skills workshops and for your dissertation you will receive nine hours of one-to-one supervision and 24 hours of research methods lectures. You will also undertake 567 hours of independent study for the dissertation module.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Assessment

  • Assignments
  • Dissertation

The 30-credit taught modules are normally assessed by a 6,000-word assignment, but assessment methods do vary and will depend on the optional modules selected.

The 60-credit dissertation is assessed by an extended piece of writing of 16,000 words. You are permitted to take up to 40 of the 90 optional credits from outside of the course, at the discretion of the Programme Director. The contact time and assessment methods for those modules may vary.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect.

Structure

Required modules

Courses are divided into modules. You will take modules totaling 180 credits. If you are a part-time student, you will normally complete two taught modules in the first year (one in the autumn and one in the spring) and the remaining modules and the dissertation in the second year. You are required to take the following modules:

Research Methods and Dissertation (60 credits)
Recent Developments in Education Management (30 credits)

Optional modules

In addition you will take 90 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

Business Management in Education (30 credits)
Critical Perspectives on Education (30 credits)
International & Comparative Education (30 credits)
Education and International Development (30 credits)
The Political Economy of Education in a Globalised World (30 credits)
Gender, Power and Inequality in Education Leadership (30 credits)
Psychology & Learning (30 credits)
The Social Context of Education (30 credits)
Language & Power (30 credits)
Recent Developments in Digital Technologies in Education (30 credits)
School Effectiveness & Improvement (30 credits)
Social Justice & Education Policy (30 credits)
Teacher Development (30 credits)
Environmental Education: Sustainability and Society (30 credits)

Please note: students who are transferring in Master’s level credits (e.g. from the PGCE) will only need to take the number of credits required to bring their total for the course to 180, including transferred credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

The MA in Education Management will allow you to develop the analytical and problem-solving capabilities that are essential for anyone aspiring to occupy management or leadership roles in education today. Graduates of this course have gone on to posts around the world and across a range of education sectors, from primary/secondary schools through to Further and Higher Education.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £9,870 per year (2022/23)

Part time: £4,935 per year (2022/23)

International:

Full time: £19,740 per year (2022/23)

Part time: £9,870 per year (2022/23)

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions. Please note: you may transfer across PGCE Master’s level credits if taken within 10 years of your completion date of this MA course. If you do, you will only need to take the number of credits required to bring your total for the course to 180, including transferred credits. Fees will be proportionally reduced by the number of credits accepted for transfer e.g a student transferring 60 credits into the 180 credit MA will pay 2/3 fees. If you work for a School accepting teacher training students from King’s College London you may be entitled to a fee reduction.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London, between campuses and for project placements
  • Graduation costs

Funding

The course takes a keenly critical perspective towards the management of educational institutions understood in terms of their cultural, political and social contexts.  Engaging with fundamental issues, from the very aims of education to the management of human resources, the course is designed to equip participants with the understanding and decision-making capabilities required to deal with the demands placed on educational institutions today.  Module options provide the opportunity to engage with a range of related themes: from educational leadership to teacher development, from best practice in the techniques of business management to the latest research into school effectiveness and improvement.

Base campus

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

Curious to find out more? Access on-demand content including taster lectures and talks, and meet our current staff and students on our subject hub page.

For each 30-credit module you will have 20 hours of lectures and seminars, and we will expect you to undertake 280 hours of independent study. There are 10.5 hours of academic study skills workshops and for your dissertation you will receive nine hours of one-to-one supervision and 24 hours of research methods lectures. You will also undertake 567 hours of independent study for the dissertation module.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Assessment

  • Assignments
  • Dissertation

The 30-credit taught modules are normally assessed by a 6,000-word assignment, but assessment methods do vary and will depend on the optional modules selected.

The 60-credit dissertation is assessed by an extended piece of writing of 16,000 words. You are permitted to take up to 40 of the 90 optional credits from outside of the course, at the discretion of the Programme Director. The contact time and assessment methods for those modules may vary.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect.

Structure

Required modules

Courses are divided into modules. You will take modules totaling 180 credits. If you are a part-time student, you will normally complete two taught modules in the first year (one in the autumn and one in the spring) and the remaining modules and the dissertation in the second year. You are required to take the following modules:

Research Methods and Dissertation (60 credits)
Recent Developments in Education Management (30 credits)

Optional modules

In addition you will take 90 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

Business Management in Education (30 credits)
Critical Perspectives on Education (30 credits)
International & Comparative Education (30 credits)
Education and International Development (30 credits)
The Political Economy of Education in a Globalised World (30 credits)
Gender, Power and Inequality in Education Leadership (30 credits)
Psychology & Learning (30 credits)
The Social Context of Education (30 credits)
Language & Power (30 credits)
Recent Developments in Digital Technologies in Education (30 credits)
School Effectiveness & Improvement (30 credits)
Social Justice & Education Policy (30 credits)
Teacher Development (30 credits)
Environmental Education: Sustainability and Society (30 credits)

Please note: students who are transferring in Master’s level credits (e.g. from the PGCE) will only need to take the number of credits required to bring their total for the course to 180, including transferred credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

The MA in Education Management will allow you to develop the analytical and problem-solving capabilities that are essential for anyone aspiring to occupy management or leadership roles in education today. Graduates of this course have gone on to posts around the world and across a range of education sectors, from primary/secondary schools through to Further and Higher Education.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: £9,870 per year (2022/23)

Part time: £4,935 per year (2022/23)

International:

Full time: £19,740 per year (2022/23)

Part time: £9,870 per year (2022/23)

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions. Please note: you may transfer across PGCE Master’s level credits if taken within 10 years of your completion date of this MA course. If you do, you will only need to take the number of credits required to bring your total for the course to 180, including transferred credits. Fees will be proportionally reduced by the number of credits accepted for transfer e.g a student transferring 60 credits into the 180 credit MA will pay 2/3 fees. If you work for a School accepting teacher training students from King’s College London you may be entitled to a fee reduction.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London, between campuses and for project placements
  • Graduation costs

Funding

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