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01/02/2022

Is a Master’s in Global Educational Leadership Right for You?

Could a master’s degree in education leadership and management improve your career?

For experienced education professionals, upskilling can be a great way to diversify and improve job prospects across a number of senior and managerial positions. Further education can also be the perfect stepping stone from school teaching to college and university teaching, but which master’s degree is the right one for you?

A master’s degree in education leadership and management is one route you could take, and there’s nowhere better to study than the University of Bolton, where we rank 2nd in the North West (and Joint 7th in the UK) for Student Satisfaction in Education Courses.*

Here’s everything you need to know about this postgraduate degree, and how it might help you shape your career.

What is a master’s degree in education leadership and management?

A master’s degree in education leadership and management is designed for those looking to progress in their current role or those in search of new opportunities. It offers an overview of some of the most important trends and changes facing the education sector right now. These include global political, economic, social and technological factors, which all impact how educational strategies and policies are developed.

The main aim of the course is to allow students to explore developments in educational leadership from a global perspective, which can help to diversify careers in a number of different directions, not just within schools and institutes.

The course at a glance…

Targeted at teachers, lecturers, government officials and other education professionals

Ideal for professionals who want to be involved in developing future policies in education

Suitable for teachers looking for career advancement (into higher education or senior roles)

Careers with a master's degree in educational leadership

Once you complete the course, you’ll be able to explore a range of careers with a master's degree in educational leadership. You’ll be able to work for a number of private or public organisations where international, cultural and educational issues are a focus. For instance, you could apply for certain education charities or even the British Council.

Teachers looking to seek higher responsibility positions and those wishing to apply to teach in higher education will find a master’s degree a huge advantage too.

The University of Bolton’s MA Global Educational Leadership degree is a versatile degree that can open up opportunities in educational administration departments, international recruitment, or with local authorities.

A master’s with potential for continued growth

In addition to improving your employability, this degree can be a stepping stone for professionals who may be interested in further study at a later stage, including research degrees or doctoral studies.

As global educational leadership is a multidisciplinary field, the potential for growth and continued development is huge. This is a highly versatile degree that allows you to take your career in a number of directions.

So if you’ve been looking for a career change, or you want to focus your efforts on a different area, this course could be for you.

Are you interested in doing a master’s degree in education leadership and management? At the University of Bolton, we are one of the longest-running providers of teacher training in the UK, and we have an outstanding teacher graduate employment rate.

We have a student-centric approach and are proud to put students, and their needs first. This means your personal and professional development will be a priority. Come and join and friendly and supportive campus, and experience #UniAsItShouldBe!

To find out more about applying in 2022, see our course page for details.

*Complete University Guide 2022

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