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Educational Leadership and ManagementMSc

Educational Leadership and ManagementMSc

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Full time | Main Site | 1 year | SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Headmaster/Headmistress/School Leadership

Course type


Course Summary


If you're currently working, or aspire to work in an education-connected role and want to gain a qualification that demonstrates that you have developed your leadership and management skills, our Educational Leadership and Management course is for you.

Offered as a MSc, PgDip and PgCert, you can study this course full-time, part-time or part-time by distance learning. The MSc and PgDip take one year full time and two years part time. The PgCert takes six months full time and one year part time.

You'll work collaboratively with other students, teaching staff and industry experts from educational institutes, as you learn how to take your enthusiasm for education and use it to better the sector through challenging conventional thinking, identifying common problems in the sector, such as time management, and creating solutions for them.

You’ll be encouraged to critique the way the education sector works, and prepare yourself to take positive and decisive action as an educational leader, able to respond to issues in education such as accessibility and classroom management and to create and implement new approaches to teaching.

If you're more interested in the theoretical perspectives that underpin education in general, please take a look at our

  • MA Education Studies course
  • .

    Careers and opportunities

    Careers this postgraduate degree prepares you for

    You'll graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to to seek out ambitious job roles and take on new responsibilities in educational leadership and management.

    This course is ideal for teachers, trainers, lecturers and instructors across the educational sector, who aspire to senior leadership and management positions. Build on your previous studies and experience to bring your skills, theories and expertise to a postgraduate level.

    Designed as an industry led course, teaching staff work with and consult experts in the education sector to build a curriculum that reflects the current field, its methods and challenges. Helping you to graduate with the rich academic knowledge, industry know-how and the confidence to advance your career in education.


    The learning outcomes of this module are: Critically evaluate the major approaches to educational research. Identify and critically discuss the strengths and weaknesses of research designs for educational research problems. Appraise and plan appropriately, a range of quantitative and/or qualitative methods in educational research. Analyse and draw appropriate inferences from educational research data. Prepare a coherent research proposal

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    Entry requirements

    A minimum of a second-class honours degree, and experience in an educational setting.

    University information

    The University of Portsmouth is an innovative, research-driven institution with a modern, well-resourced campus which is a fantastic place to study at postgraduate level. The university invests intelligently in its teaching and facilities, delivering an internationally respected curriculum and providing a rich and varied student experience. Portsmouth is renowned in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science, and produces an...more