Educational Leadership and Management (Distance Learning) (MSc)

University of Portsmouth the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
distance

Course starts
September, January

International course fees
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About Educational Leadership and Management (Distance Learning) at University of Portsmouth

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. 

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

What you'll study

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

MSc / PgDip / PgCert

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.

Programme Assessment

Teaching on this course includes:

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

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

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.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyDistanceHow long you will study2 years
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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.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0. 

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