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Educational Leadership and Management MSc

Educational Leadership and Management MSc

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Full time | University of Portsmouth | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Management Skills (Specific) Headmaster/Headmistress/School Leadership School Administration

Course type


Course Summary

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. Start dates All variations of this course start in September. You can also start the MSc distance learning version of this course in January. What you'll experience 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 Careers and opportunities We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.


Decision Making in Education - Core
Research Methods in Education - Core
Leadership, Policy and Strategy - Core
Dissertation - Core
Human Resource Management in Education - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Other applicants may be admitted and will undertake a programme of preparatory reading and submit a written paper in order to confirm ability to study at postgraduate level.

University information

Over 4,000 postgraduate students call the University of Portsmouth campus home. An ideal choice for postgraduate students, the university has great research credentials, excelling in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science. 89% of its research in physics, and 90% of its research in allied health professions was rated as either ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework in 2014. The...more