Dialogue with Course Director

Lead the way in your sector by taking Part-time MA Educational Leadership in Practice


At The University of Manchester we believe educators are powerful influencers and have important voices in a rapidly globalising world. It is our intention to empower educational leaders to face tough challenges in globalising educational spaces with compassion and competency.

Manchester Institute of Education at The University of Manchester is now providing a blended-learning, part-time Master in Educational Leadership in Practice course, for a global rollout. This part-time, flexible course will soon be recruiting the 1st Asia cohort for February 2021 intake.

On 2nd July evening, join Course Director Dr. Alexander Gardner-Mctaggart to hear more about the online and blended MA in Educational Leadership in Practice here at The University of Manchester. Gain an insight into the importance and need for inspirational leaders within education and find out how this course will help you lead the way in your field.

Whether you are new to online learning or not, this will be a great insight session into what you can expect whilst studying on this course.


Register Now to hear from our world-leading academics in the educational leadership field and study with international experts and global leaders in the delivery of Educational Leadership with over 22 years’ of teaching and research experience.  



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We're ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK for Education (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019). Manchester’s social and environmental impact is top in UK according to latest world rankings.

 MA Educational Leadership in Practice Course Director: Dr. Alexander Gardner-Mctaggart


Alex is the course director for the University of Manchester Masters in Educational Leadership in Practice, and a lecturer in educational leadership at the University of Manchester having joined as senior lecturer in leadership from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). He has taught and researched internationally since 1995, and his research seeks to better understand globalising pressures on education and its leadership through the lens of equity, distinction and power.
Alex is a convener of the International and Comparative Education Special Interest Group (SIG) of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) and is an active member of the British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) and its Critical Education Policy (CEP) research interest group.




Event Details

  • Time & Date: 19:30 - 21:00 (CST), Thursday, 2nd July


  • Event Link will be sent upon successful RSVP


       Why choose the MA Educational Leadership in Practice?

  • Part-time MA where you can continue to work full-time in your current role whilst studying flexibly; online and face-to-face
  • Attend conferences in Shanghai twice a year - opportunity to network with industry and sector peers
  • Taught by world-leading academics in the educational leadership field
  • Study at a top UK University, ranked 6th in the UK and 27th in the world (2020 QS World University Rankings)


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About The University of Manchester
              We are world's 27th best university, 6th in the UK, 8th in Europe according to 2019-2020 QS World University Rankings
              25 Nobel Prize winners having worked or studied in the University

              We are Top 1 UK university for graduate employability by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

              We are listed No.1 in Europe for social and economic impact
              We are ranked 3rd in the UK, 7th in Europe in 2018 Reuters Top 100 Most Innovative Universities
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