This MA is aimed at those who are interested in both the transformative possibilities of values based co-operative education and becoming an educational leader capable of reflection and inspiring others.

This specialist programme will appeal to those working in co‑operative schools or anyone interested in co‑operative approaches to education. It is delivered by experts from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and the Co‑operative College, with accreditation coming from MMU.

You will study theories of leadership and management and the complex ways in which they relate to their own contexts. This includes critically analysing current models relating to leading change, organisational culture, managing people and resources and the impact of leadership on organisational and educational effectiveness and school improvement.

You will also have the opportunity to develop your understandings of transformative and ethical leadership, and explore the contribution of educational leadership in delivering social change and equality in global, co-operative contexts.

How will I learn?

Delivered through 6 taught sessions, the majority of which take place at the Co-op’s iconic Head Office in Manchester, with a day school also taking place at MMU.

What support will I receive?

You will have tutorial support between sessions including a number of group Zoom  meetings with your tutors and peers.

What is the course content?

You can choose to take the full MA (3 years- part time, 6  units including a dissertation)  or take fewer units in order to achieve:

  • Certificate (1 year – 2 units, 60 credits)
  • Diploma (2 years – 4 units, 120 credits)

Modules and dates confirmed so far include:-

Mapping the Territory  (30 credits)

October to January 2018

3 October 2018 13:30 - 17:00

10 November 10:00 - 16:00

15 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00

Assignment submission February 2019

Research and Practice (30 credits) 

March 2018 - July 2018

9 March 1000-1600

20 April, 1000-1600

8 May, 1330-1700

Assignment submission July 2019

How can I apply?

We'll be releasing details of how to apply very soon, so keep checking back for information.