King's College London

Course Introduction

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.

Description

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.

Career prospects

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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,100 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,100 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £16,500 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,050 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,050 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,250 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Lower undergraduate grades may be considered in certain circumstances, for example if the applicant has a PGCE with master's level credits. It is recommended that applicants have some relevant professional experience, either in teaching or in other educational practice such as policy. However, applications from candidates who do not have any experience but who do have relevant academic qualifications will be considered. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill; TOEFL iBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 185 overall, minimum 176 in all skills; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 overall, minimum 176 in all skills; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100