United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

This course draws on various disciplines, such as sociology, political science, economics, history and contemporary policy making to provide a critical perspective on contemporary education management. At the same time, the course has a strong problem-solving perspective, which places education management in schools, colleges and universities within the current political, social and educational context. We will develop your evaluation and decision-making skills within real-life educational situations. You will benefit from this course no matter the level at which you teach, lecture or organise educational provision. It will enable you to reflect on your practice and to inform such reflections by extending your knowledge.

Course purpose:

For all those who teach, lecture or organise educational provision at any level. The programme enables professionals concerned with education to reflect on their practice and to inform such reflection by extending their knowledge. Students will be made aware of significant current developments in contemporary pedagogical policy and practice.

Who should take this course

Education Management MA is intended for education professionals who aspire to positions of management and leadership in education.



Course content

Required Modules:

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

Optional Modules:

In addition you will take 90-100 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

  • Critical Perspectives on Education (30 credits)
  • Education, Policy & the City (30 credits)
  • International & Comparative Education (30 credits)
  • Psychology & Learning (30 credits)
  • The Social Context of Education (30 credits)
  • Mathematics Education: Theory & Practice (30 credits)
  • Business Management in Education (30 credits)
  • Computer Science Education: Theory & Practice (30 credits)
  • The Foundations of Teaching & Learning Science (30 credits)
  • Improving Learning & Attainment in the Classroom (30 credits)
  • Issues in Teaching & Learning MFL (30 credits)
  • Language & Power (30 credits)
  • Notions of English (30 credits)
  • Recent Developments in Mathematics Education (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)

You are also permitted to take up to 40 of the 90-100 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.

King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis in order to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.


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About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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