Program Overview

If you're currently working in an educational role and want to develop your leadership and management skills – and get a qualification that'll help you fulfil your career ambitions – this course is for you.

 

On our Educational Leadership and Management course, offered as a MSc, PgDip, PgCert, you'll learn about leadership strategy, decision-making in education, and human resource management. And whether you're a teacher, social and healthcare worker, police trainer, nurse or youth worker, you'll build on your previous skills, studies and experience and develop your expertise, theories and techniques to postgraduate level.

 

Once you graduate, you'll have developed the skills and knowledge to take on new responsibilities in educational leadership and management, and to seek out ambitious new roles.

 

You can study on campus or through distance learning, and full or part-time while you continue to work. If you're not already working in education, please take a look at our MA Education Studies course.

 

You can study this course full-time, part-time or part-time by distance learning. The MSc and PgDip takes 1 year full-time and 2 years part-time. The PgCert takes 6 months full-time and 1 year part-time. 

 

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn the key themes in current research and professional practice, through a combination of lectures, seminars, group work and presentations
  • Be taught be experts who bring their enthusiasm to the classroom, including a personal tutor who will guide you in your studies
  • Apply what you learn in your current workplace, to ensure that your learning is meaningful and professionally relevant
  • Stay connected to your lecturers through our online virtual learning environment
  • Write a dissertation based on your chosen area of interest (MSc only)
  • Have 24/7 access to our university library
     
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  Location

PortsmouthUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 16,200

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IELTS: 6.5

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What you'll study on this MSc/PgDip/PgCert Educational Leadership and Management course
Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

 

You need to study modules worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 30 credits and 1 module worth 60 credits.

 

Modules


MSc / PgDip / PgCert


All courses

  • Human Resource Management in Education (Core; 30 credits)
  • Decision Making in Education (Optional; 30 credits)

 

MSc / PgDip only

  • Leadership, Policy and Strategy: The Management of Educational Change (Core; 30 credits)
  • Research Methods in Education (Core; 30 credits)

 

MSc / Distance-learning only

  • Education in a Global Context (Optional; 30 credits)

 

MSc only

  • Dissertation (Core; 60 credits)


Changes to course content
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

 

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn't run, we'll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Qualifications or experience

  • A minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered.


English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition fees
All fees subject to annual increase.

 

MSc
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full-time (September 2022 and January 2023 start): £9,400
  • Part-time (September 2022 start): £4,700 per year (90 credits)
  • Part-time distance learning (September 2022 and January 2023 start): £4,050 per year (90 credits)


International students

  • Full-time (September 2022 and January 2023 start): £16,200
  • Part-time (September 2022 start): £8,100 per year (90 credits)
  • Part-time distance learning (September 2022 and January 2023 start): £4,050 per year (90 credits)


PgDip
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full-time (September 2022 start): £6,270
  • Part-time (September 2022 start): £3,130 per year (60 credits)
  • Part-time distance learning (September 2022 start): £2,700 per year (60 credits)


International students

  • Full-time (September 2022 start): £10,800
  • Part-time (September 2022 start): £5,400 per year (60 credits)
  • Part-time distance learning (September 2022 start): £2,700 per year (60 credits)


PgCert
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full-time (September 2022 start): £3,130 (60 credits)
  • Part-time (September 2022 start): £3,130 (60 credits)
  • Part-time distance learning (September 2022 start): £2,700 (60 credits)


International students

  • Full-time (September 2022 start): £5,400 (60 credits)
  • Part-time (September 2022 start): £5,400 (60 credits)
  • Part-time distance learning (September 2022 start): £2,700 (60 credits)
     

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

 

What can you do with an Educational Leadership and Management Distance Learning course?


The course is ideal for teachers, educational trainers, lecturers and instructors across the educational sector, who aspire to senior leadership and management positions. Many graduates move on to senior management positions in educational organisations.

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