Taught course

MEd in Educational Leadership

University of Buckingham · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to be a head teacher, deputy head, head of subject or head of year, with at least 4 years teaching experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Course outline

The Master’s in Educational Leadership is a deeply practical course, which aims to develop and improve the quality of leadership in schools.

There are two versions of the course: Secondary/Senior and Prep/Primary. The principles and methods of both courses are identical, and the examples and materials used are relevant to the setting.


Submission of three written assignments, all of which are rooted in your own professional concerns. Our intention is that, at all times, the work should be directly relevant to your interests and professional challenges. The course draws from best existing practice in the independent and state sectors, yet the leadership models on the course are not confined to the world of education. Our approach is heavily influenced by the Harvard Business School’s famous case study model.

Information for international students

Buckingham is a truly global community with students of all ages and cultures: over 90 countries are represented. It is a place to establish lasting networks, both professionally and socially. Our alumni networks operate successfully all over the world and we encourage them to stay in touch with us.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MEd
    part time
    18 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

The MEd in Educational Leadership is an 18 month programme, based in the student's own school, and starts in September each year.

Course contact details

+44 (0)1280 820222