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MA Educational Management &Leadership 

Ideal for educational professionals who are aiming to pursue, or already have some experience in a leadership role.

Course Duration: Full-time 1 year or Part-time 2 years

Intakes: September | January | April

Mode of Study: Online

This Master’s programme is ideal for educational professionals who are aiming to pursue, or already have some experience in a leadership role. The range of modules gives students the opportunity to examine contemporary leadership and management theory, policies and its application in current education settings.


The capstone project enables students to further their knowledge by independently examining the theory and methods that can be used to solve real-word challenges in various scenarios.


Students are encouraged to contribute to existing methodologies and practices with their own research.


Overall, the coursework is structured to develop students’ ability to think critically and innovatively, to engage with the challenges facing educators and policy makers, and finally, to provide the professional knowledge and skills required to lead in globalized world.

For entry onto the MA in Education Management and Leadership programme, learners must possess:

  • An honours degree in a related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent
    overseas qualification

  • Mature learners with teaching/management experience 

  • Learners must be 21 years old or older at the beginning of the course

English requirements: If a learner is not a national of an English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency8 at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below, 

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 51

  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5

*Candidates who do not have evidence of English competency can take an internal exam with Eton University which is offered in collaboration with Think English. This internal exam is offered to Eton University applicants at the exclusive rate of $45.

For taught modules, a variety of assignments and tasks will be used to support learning and assess the knowledge, such as essays, presentations, and multiple-choice questions. For the capstone project, students are required to choose a specific theme; an area of their interest within an educational context. They will research this topic then write a 12,000 word essay on it. The time expected to complete this stage is 2 quarters, however, flexible options are available.

To obtain Master of Educational Management & Leadership degree candidates must fulfill the following requirements:   

  • A pass in all modules and a successful completion of 180 credits in total

Welcome to Eton University's Master in Educational Management & Leadership program—an immersive and transformative journey that will elevate your managerial expertise and accelerate your career to new heights.

Our Master in Educational Management & Leadership program is meticulously designed to equip aspiring educational leaders with the essential skills and knowledge required to excel in today's dynamic and ever-evolving education landscape. Through a rigorous curriculum, we foster effective managing, enhanced knowledge of leading change, and innovative problem-solving to shape visionary leaders who can drive successful schools and institutions.

Program Structure

This program comprises six comprehensive taught modules, each carefully curated to cover critical aspects of educational management, from policy to team leadership. As a culmination of your academic journey, you will undertake a transformative capstone project, where you'll apply your acquired knowledge to solve real-world challenges faced by professionals and policy makers in their own country.


Our MA program offers you unparalleled flexibility in managing your academic journey. While the standard duration is approximately one year, Eton University understands that every student's learning pace varies. Thus, you have the freedom to decide how fast you want to study, giving you the liberty to complete the program sooner or later than the standard duration.

For an optimal study experience, we recommend enrolling in two modules per quarter, which leads to a program completion duration of five quarters (approximately 1.25 years). This structure allows for three quarters dedicated to the taught modules and two quarters devoted to the capstone project. For those seeking an accelerated path, taking a full load of three modules per quarter, an MA degree can be earned in just four quarters (1 year).

Our online learning platform further enhances your educational journey, providing you the convenience to balance your academic pursuits with your personal and professional commitments.

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Dual Certification with Eton University and OTHM Diploma

As part of our commitment to enriching your learning experience, we offer a unique opportunity for our MA students to obtain an additional British accredited certification—the OTHM Diploma. The OTHM Diploma further enhances your employability and credentials, opening doors to even more career opportunities.

Benefits of OTHM Diploma

The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership adds significant value to your MA degree. It validates your expertise and sets you apart from your peers in the competitive job market. Dual certification ensures that you possess both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, making you a well-rounded professional.

How to Obtain OTHM Diploma

To pursue the OTHM Diploma alongside your MBA degree, follow these simple steps:

1. Request to include the OTHM Diploma Level 7 as an add-on to your MA course during your enrollment.

2. Pay the registration and course fee for the OTHM Diploma in convenient installments.

3. Successfully complete the OTHM assessments.

4. Pay the graduation fee upon completion.

5. Celebrate your achievement as you receive your OTHM certificate— OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership

Study Workload

Integrating OTHM courses into your MA program does not increase your overall study workload. As both programs are compatible, you can seamlessly navigate through the curriculum. However, you should be prepared for an additional assessment workload to meet the requirements of both Eton University and OTHM assessments. 

OTHM assessments can include coursework such as presentations, essays, reports and case studies. All the work submitted is assessed internally by Eton University and externally by OTHM.

Unit 1:Emerging Topics in Education: Theory to Application (20 credits)

Unit 2: Change Management in Educational Settings (20 credits)

Ubit 3: Intercultural Competence in Education (20 credits)

Unit 4: Best Practices in Educational Pedagogy (20 credits)

Unit 5: Fostering a Reflective Learning Environment (20 credits)

Unit 6: Educational Research Design and Analysis (20 credits)
Online Teaching

Tuition &
Course Materials

Students will study this program through our Hybrid Learning model.

This virtual study mode allows flexibility and expert-led teaching to be accessed from anywhere. Students only need their laptop and a stable internet connection. The learning management system gives students access to course materials and resources relevant to the study programme, such as textbooks, presentations, case studies and guides. If required, additional private tuition hours can be booked.

Our program is delivered in partnership with OTHM

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OTHM is a British awarding organization who offer a range of diplomas which lead to degree top-up programs. You can find out more information about our affiliation here.

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