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MSc Professional Education and Leadership

MSc Professional Education and Leadership

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Study mode

Part time


36 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Headmaster/Headmistress/School Leadership Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This Masters in Professional Education and Leadership is designed to impact directly on professional practices and learners’ learning experiences (such as school pupils, students and colleagues) and thus improve educational outcomes. The Professional Education and Leadership team in the Faculty of Social Sciences has worked in partnership with local authorities and other stakeholders over a number of years to develop this highly regarded professional education course.

This course draws upon current research to support education practitioners in leading critical, collaborative and enquiring approaches to improving professional practices in education contexts.

Building on the success and impact of previous courses, each module on this course takes account of current policy and the General Teaching Council for Scotland’s (GTCS) Professional Standards framework (2021) providing the opportunity to practice leadership at all levels.

The benefits of this course extend beyond to include their colleagues and wider learning communities, facilitating the development of strong professional networks within and beyond the course.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Fees for 2023/24 entry: 20-credit module fee: £480; 40-credit module fee: £960

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Fees for 2023/24 entry: 20-credit module fee: £960; 40-credit module fee: £1920

Entry requirements

Good first degree in a relevant subject