MA Transformational Leadership (Teach First)

Year of entry


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Teach First participants can build upon their PG Diploma to gain a full Masters degree.


The MA Transformational Leadership (Teach First) has been designed specifically with Teach First Participants on the PGDE programme in mind.

We have a long history of supporting educational professionals with part-time study and have designed our programme to be as flexible as possible.

The 120 Level 7 credits from the Teach First PGDE can be brought in to the MA, meaning that the full 180-credits required for the award of MA can be obtained through an additional one-year, 60-credit dissertation based on a research project, with group and personal supervision in your local area.

The MA Transformational Leadership (Teach First) programme at Teach First includes opportunities to explore the international impact of transformational leadership, drawing on international links through our Erasmus connection with Spain, Estonia, Ireland, Norway and Poland, and staff research and expertise in this respect.  

Attendance at one compulsory taught session on research methods, in any of the South-East, South Coast or East of England local areas, is required. 

Dissertation (15,000 – 18,000 words)

You will be supported in researching and writing your dissertation in different ways:

  • One-to-one support from a University supervisor
  • Support in Critical Friendship groups through the VLE

In addition, you are invited to attend the postgraduate writing weekends. These well-established weekends are optional and provide you with a supportive space within which to think, discuss and write, making intensive use of University library facilities with tutor guidance and peer support.

Indicative dates for welcome and research methods study days (subject to confirmation):

Indicative dates for welcome and research methods study days
Location Introduction/Research Session Date Session Times
Medway at our Medway Campus  21.09.19 10.30am-4.30pm
South Coast (Southampton)  28.09.19 10.30am-4.30pm
East of England (Ipswich)  28.09.19 10.30am-4.30pm


One academic year to complete research and submission date set for 24th August 2019.

Postgraduate conferences enable you to engage in discussion and share learning with other practitioner researchers; this includes conferences focusing specifically on research and writing along with a range of themes in education, learning and leadership.


2019/20 tuition fees for this course

Full-time  N/A N/A
(MA Stage)
 £2,350 N/A
All home and EU students have the opportunity to pay, at the start of their course, for their tuition fees in full, in three termly instalments or in eight monthly instalments.

Students may self-fund their course or a sponsor may fund or part-fund. Bursaries, scholarships and fee discounts may also be available.

Further information


Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any library fees and fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIncluded in the tuition feeAdditional cost to student
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) No, if the trip contributes to the course as an optional module. Yes if the trip is optional.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  No

Travel and accommodation costs for professional placements within the Education and Health & Wellbeing Faculties.

Travel and accommodation costs for other work placements. 
Text books No Own purchase text books.
DBS / Health checks No Yes
Professional Body registration No Yes
Travel to other sites (e.g. travel to swimming pool for lessons) No Yes
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons. Yes, where the clothing is kept by the student and not essential for health and safety reasons.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course. Additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student.
Library fees and fines No Yes
Printing and photocopying No Yes
Social events No, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student.

You will be assessed by a 15,000-18,000 word dissertation.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the MA, please contact us:

Email:  masters.education@canterbury.ac.uk

Tel: 01227 923289 or 01227 923656

Fact file

UCAS institution code

  • C10


  • 1 year part-time (Teach First participants)


  • September 2019

Entry requirements

  • Teach First participants are invited to join the 1 year course upon completion of the PG Diploma.



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