MA in Language Education Leadership and Management – Richmond University

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  • Tuition Fee

    £7,200 (EU)
    £12,500 (INTERNATIONAL)
    $18,125 (US)

  • Duration

    1 Year (Full-time)

  • Accreditation

    Richmond University QAA

    Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)

  • Location

    Kensington Campus

Programme Overview

Leadership skills are invaluable in teaching and learning. If you’d like to perfect these skills, this MA programme is the one for you.

In the context of the Chinese language in a multilingual and multicultural environment, MA in Language Education Leadership and Management is the only MA available on the market dedicated to the training of future language provision leaders and managers with this two pronged approach which is to provide insight into language learning and teaching a well as leadership and management knowledge and skills.

Based at our Kensington campus in the heart of London, this programme runs on a full-time basis over one year. Its aim is to provide insight into teaching and learning languages as well as providing students with leadership and management skills. It will be of particular interest to those who speak both Chinese and English.

As with all of our programmes, you’ll have the advantage of qualifying with two MA degrees, one from the UK and one from the US.

Our programme kicks off with a look at how to design and develop a teaching course, focusing on ways of assessing students. You’ll then study the principles of learning and teaching a language, before examining financial management, which will be highly valuable for your career options.

In the second semester, you’ll consider the impact of language policies, markets and technologies on society before studying how to manage organisations and people. Choose from Strategic Management or Leadership and Strategic Change as the last module.

Your final semester in the summer will be a practical, research-based thesis with the option of an accredited internship to extend your working experience.

The courses are taught by leading academics, management professionals as well as language practitioners, giving a rich learning and working experience for students. The programme will lay a solid foundation, enabling momentum for you to build a future career.

Those students who focus on teaching English do not need to know Chinese, but if you’re interested in teaching Chinese you must know English which is required for entering the programme at the University.

Top 5 Reasons to Study MA Language Education Leadership and Management at Richmond

  • Learn how to teach, communicate, and analyse under expert guidance in linguistics and languages
  • Gain management skills and knowledge which will be invaluable for a career in the industry
  • Benefit from doing an optional integrated internship and practical research which will help you professionally
  • Small class sizes (10 person class on average) provide individual attention with professors and academic advisers
  • Access to a central London location that is at the hub of international development and influence from diverse communities

Modules Breakdown

Core Modules & Electives

Fall Semester (12 Credits)

Language Learning and Language Teaching

Course Design, Development and Assessment

Financial Management

Spring Semester (12 Credits)

Language Policies, Markets and Technologies

Managing Organisation and People

Leadership and Strategic Management

Summer Semester (12 credits)



  • After you graduate

    Career Paths
    Students have a wide range of employment offers, destinations and opportunities when they complete their course; from positions at the Higher Education Institutions to translator jobs at international organizations and community centres management.

  • Career support

    We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment. Work while you study across 5 continents through our partners Connect123 and CRCC Asia with destinations in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

Entry Requirements

A first degree in any discipline with a minimum classification of 2.2 (Lower Second Class Honours) or its international equivalent

English Language Requirements (Non Native English Speakers)

Please refer to our Postgraduate How to Apply page for details on English Language requirements.

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Programme Fact Sheet

Postgraduate Prospectus

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Where to find us

Kensington Campus

1 St. Alban’s Grove
W8 5PN

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7368 8500