Educational Leadership and Management MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Educational Leadership and Management student attends to a lecture
UCAS Code
Non-UCAS
Mode of Study
Part-time, Full-time, Part-time by distance learning
Duration
Up to 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Start Date
January 2020, September 2020

Overview

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.

What can you do with an Educational Leadership and Management Distance Learning course?

The course is ideal for teachers, educational trainers, lecturers and instructors across the educational sector, who aspire to senior leadership and management positions. Many graduates move on to senior management positions in educational organisations.

What you'll study on this MSc/PgDip/PgCert Educational Leadership and Management course

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

You need to study modules worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 4 module worth 30 credits and 1 module worth 60 credits.

Modules

All courses:

  • Human Resource Management in Education
  • Decision Making in Education

MSc / PgDip only:

  • Leadership, Policy and Strategy
  • Research Methods in Education

MSc only:

  • Dissertation

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry.

Careers and opportunities

We'll help you to identify opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your leadership and management skills to work in the education industry.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Learning support

As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • academic writing
  • note taking
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills
  • referencing
  • working in groups
  • revision, memory and exam techniques

Teaching

Teaching on this course includes:

  • seminars
  • group work
  • lectures
  • student presentations
  • one-to-one tutorials

How you'll spend your time

Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks:

  • September to December – teaching block 1
  • January to May – teaching block 2

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • online tests and quizzes
  • reflective commentaries
  • case study work
  • article critiques
  • online discussions
  • research proposal
  • a dissertation

Entry requirements​

Educational Leadership and Management entry requirements

Qualifications or experience
  • 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.
English language requirements
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Qualifications or experience
  • 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.
English language requirements
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

​Course costs

Tuition fees

All fees subject to annual increase.

MSc

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students
  • Full-time (September 2020 start): £7,800
  • Part-time (September 2020 start): £3,900 per year (90 credits)
  • Part-time distance learning (January 2020 start): £3,500 per year (90 credits)
International students
  • Full-time (September 2020 start): £14,300
  • Part-time (September 2020 start): £7,150 per year (90 credits)
  • Part-time distance learning (January 2020 start): £3,500 per year (90 credits)

PgDip

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students
  • Full-time (September 2020 start): £5,200
  • Part-time (September 2020 start): £2,600 per year (60 credits)
  • Part-time distance learning (September 2020 start): £2,430 (60 credits)
International students
  • Full-time (September 2020 start): £9,530
  • Part-time (September 2020 start): £4,770 per year (60 credits)
  • Part-time distance learning (September 2020 start): £2,430 (60 credits)

PgCert

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students
  • Full-time (September 2020 start): £2,600 (60 credits)
  • Part-time (September 2020 start): £2,600 (60 credits)
  • Part-time distance learning (September 2020 start): £2,430 (60 credits)
International students
  • Full-time (September 2020 start): £4,770 (60 credits)
  • Part-time (September 2020 start): £4,770 (60 credits)
  • Part-time distance learning (September 2020 start): £2,430 (60 credits)

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending. 

Additional costs

Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.

You’ll study up to 6 units a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each unit.

You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.

We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.

If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.

There may be travel costs for internships/placements. These will vary depending on the nature of internship/placements and can range from £50 - £1000. 

Apply

Start your application by choosing which award you want to study below.

Don't worry if you change your mind – it's easy to switch to a different award or mode of study after you apply.

International students

If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply directly to us (above) or you can get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region. To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section.

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for this course yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Admissions terms and conditions

When you accept an offer to study with us, you also agree to our terms and conditions as well as the University’s policies, rules and regulations. You should read and consider these before you apply. 

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