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University of Derby Online Learning - MA Education (Leadership and Management)

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If your career involves educating other people and you'd like to improve your professional expertise or progress into a more senior role, our MA Education (Leadership and Management) online degree is designed to help you.

DELTA (Cambridge Diploma in TESOL) recognition

If you have the full DELTA (Cambridge Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)) qualification you may be eligible for 60 credits at level 7 against our MA Education – contact us for more information.

Specialist pathway aligned with your professional interests

The MA Education (Leadership and Management) is designed for those who have experience of working in schools, colleges, universities or any education context, and who seek to develop a better understanding of how educational leadership influences the experiences of staff and students. The programme draws on research from the UK and internationally.

On this pathway you will:

  • improve understanding of leadership practices in national and international social, cultural, political and policy contexts
  • strengthen knowledge of leadership and change management
  • explore existing and emerging international research-informed knowledge of educational leadership
  • enable a deeper critical understanding of the organisation, and the environment in which course members operate
  • critically analyse and evaluate their own and others' leadership practice

This Masters is ideal if you are already in a first position of responsibility within an education setting, seeking to enhance your skills and knowledge in a wide range of leadership and management theories and issues.

Managing your studies effectively

Online learning is a highly flexible way to further your skills and qualifications while allowing you to manage your studies around your existing commitments. Our courses are studied entirely online with study materials available 24/7, so you can learn at a time and a place that suits you.

When can I start?

You can apply for any of our three intakes – September, January or May. You can apply online to secure your place.

To learn more and to speak with our admissions advisors, you can call us on +44 (0)1332 594000 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Alternatively, fill in our contact us form and we’ll get back to you.

For details about our MA Education (Leadership and Management) course click here.