MSc in Educational Leadership



2 years


23 September 2019


Distance Learning


Quarterly Fee: £1,595**
Full Fee: £9,565
(+VAT, if applicable)

The University of Leicester MSc in Educational Leadership training programme is designed to meet the needs and interests of a wide spectrum of practitioners including teachers, school managers and educators within formal and informal settings thus keeping 3 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.

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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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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.

All applications are evaluated by the university on an individual basis.

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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 (www.le.ac.uk) and/or Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.

Fees are paid directly to the University of Leicester.

** Please contact your consultant for the updated instalment plan