Degree Distance Education | Masters (MSc) in Educational Leadership

Master of Science in Educational Leadership


Quarterly Fee : £1,595**
Full Course Fee : £9,565
(+VAT, if applicable)
Fees are paid directly to the University of Leicester.

Duration : 2 years

Mode of study : Distance Learning

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Application Deadline

01 Oct 2018

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About the Programme

  • The University of Leicester MSc in Educational Leadership programme is designed to meet the needs and interests of a wide spectrum of practitioners including teachers, school managers and educational professionals within both formal and informal education sectors while keeping three key themes in mind - leadership, learning and change.

  • The course is relevant to a wide range of practitioners in diverse settings internationally who work in an educational setting and have an interest in how leadership and learning are connected in driving change and improving outcomes.

  • Throughout the course, students are supported in developing a flexible set of professional inquiry skills to inform practice in their work setting.

  • Personal development will equip graduates to lead change in their respective organisations.


  • The MSc Educational Leadership is a rigorous qualification which builds upon your professional knowledge and expertise.

  • Throughout the programme, students are constructively engaging with ideas surrounding developing organisations, while considering a range of co-ordinated strategies for promoting high-quality learning in their organisation.

  • Students then go on to critically examine different ideas about educational leadership, learning and change, and the challenges in their workplace.

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Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should normally be teachers, with at least a second-class Honours degree or its equivalent from a non-UK university (GPA 3.0 or above) plus two years full-time teaching experience.

  • Those who are not native speakers of English need to have a proficiency level equivalent to GCSE Grade C, IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each element) or TOEFL 575 paper/IBT 90 (including a minimum of 4.0 in the TWE); Cambridge Proficiency Grade C or above.

Career Path

  • Students will develop a Professional Development Portfolio, which can be used to underpin applications for promotions and new career pathways in educational leadership.


  • MSc Graduates looking to pursue a particular area of research can enroll on to a DBA or other Doctorate level programme.

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Please Note: due to regular enhancements of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website ( and/or Terms and Conditions ( for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.

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