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Educational Leadership MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Headmaster/Headmistress/School Leadership School Administration

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for you if you are working in an educational setting and have an interest in how leadership and learning are connected in driving change, or you wish to develop your skills to progress in educational leadership. The MSc in Educational Leadership offers a fascinating insight into an arena that has changed remarkably over recent years. This postgraduate degree will enable you to reflect upon practice in your organisation, identify areas of professional concern and become equipped to find solutions and lead change. The course is designed to be relevant to a wide range of practitioners in diverse settings internationally who consider themselves involved in education.

There are no exams on this course. Throughout this course you will keep a Professional Development Portfolio which can be used to underpin applications for promotions in educational leadership. Education CPD+ offers a range of professional development opportunities for practicing teachers. Our PhD opportunities are very popular with students who have completed the Educational Leadership MSc and wish to pursue a particular research interest at doctoral level.

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Study mode

Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date



In this module you will explore current ideas about educational leadership which can support you in developing leadership in your own educational context. You will use online discussion boards and wikis to engage in a focused way with your peers and with academic staff. You will also be supported in developing your critical reading and literature reviewing skills.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have either at least a 2:1 degree or equivalent or: UK Qualified Teacher Status or its equivalent professional status in an educational organisation, at least three years' teaching experience, or alternatively, three years with equivalent professional status in an educational organisation. They must be currently employed in, or have access, to an educational organisation or provider. This could include working in a school, college, and the military or in Government, or training roles in other sectors.

University information

As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow. At Leicester, students aren’t...more