St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

This programme is designed to meet the professional development needs of teachers and other education professionals. This includes school administrators, business managers, finance officers, librarians, data managers and information communication (ICT) managers through all phases of schooling and other educational contexts, and at all stages of their careers. The programme enables middle and senior leaders (and aspiring leaders) to engage in critical reflection on their experience and understanding of leadership as they develop their scholarly knowledge whilst linking theory with practice. Students have the opportunity to explore an area of particular interest and relevance to their professional role as they undertake a small'scale practitioner research enquiry, leading to evidence'based innovation. The programme that helps schools to develop a research culture supported by continuing professional learning with potential for high impact on school improvement.

Course Modules

Modules include: dispersed leadership and clarifying professional attributes; research methods for project entry; interim evaluation of research project; change agency and strategy (from research to policy); academic paper and conference.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Online Study
2 years
Part Time
MA £2,700 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £8,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Applicants are required to hold a good 1st degree (2.2 or above) and be working in an educational setting.