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
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.
You will attend three three-day residentials over the course of one academic year. Assessment is via oral contribution on the residential courses, as well as the 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
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time18 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Further details of qualification
The MEd in Educational Leadership is an 18 month programme, based both in the student's own school and at Buckingham, which starts in September each year.
Course contact details
- Nicola Mugford
- +44 (0)1280 820219