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Educational Leadership MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Educational Leadership MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Headmaster/Headmistress/School Leadership Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc in Educational Leadership significantly contributes to the Government’s agenda to provide Wales with inspirational school leaders who are well prepared and supported to lead their schools as learning organisations and is taught in partnership by the School of Education, Bangor University and Yr Athrofa: Institute of Education, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD). This programme has been approved by the National Education Leadership Academy (Wales).

This transformational programme provides Headteachers with a structured programme to advance their professional practice in school. It enables practitioners to enhance their leadership role and advance their career by completing a piece of professional enquiry / research alongside a taught programme focused on examining key areas of leadership and management within the education sector in Wales. In this context, the taught component provides a core set of skills, knowledge and understanding required to instigate, lead and manage change for self, individuals, groups and communities. The modules encourage the students to build in-depth knowledge and understanding of national and international perspectives on leadership and management through inter-professional learning.

The programme will support Headteachers during their initial headship and contribute to increased retention in the profession. It is anticipated that completion of this programme will lead to some students pursing an educational doctorate/professional doctorate.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The MSc in Educational Leadership is only available for individuals who are registered on the New / Acting Headteacher Programme.

University information

Located in North Wales, between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University offers postgraduate degrees within three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Business Environmental Sciences and Engineering Human Sciences Known for its research work, Bangor is renowned in particular for its research into industries like accounting, electronic engineering, sports science and psychology. In fact, the last Research Excellence Framework (REF,...more

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