A 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in education, politics, economics or related social sciences subject, with two to three years demonstrated experience in a leadership role.
Months of entry
This online programme is designed to enable those in key roles in the education sector to develop and advance their leadership knowledge and practice to influence and lead change in local, national and global contexts, in strategic, flexible and agile ways.
Why this programme?
- This new online programme has been developed in collaboration with McGill University, Canada, and is designed to complement their Postgraduate Certificate in International Leadership in Educational & Administrative Development (I-LEAD).
- The programme is designed to provide leaders with the conceptual understandings and application to practice that will enable them to develop expertise in innovative leadership approaches, including transformative and sustainable leadership and system-level leadership.
- A key feature is to support leadership capacity and capability building at an individual, group or organisational level.
- You will have the opportunity to meet and network with your counterparts during an intensive three-day study weekend.
- On successful completion of both certificates you will have the opportunity to combine these awards and work towards a Masters qualification with McGill University.
You will take three courses which will be delivered online. There will be an intensive three-day study weekend at the University of Glasgow during course 2 which will be an opportunity for students to meet in face-to-face sessions
- Developing as a strategic leader
- Leading strategic change
- The dynamics and dilemma of ethical leadership.
This programme aims to bring together aspiring world leaders in the field of education to create a global network that will have the academic and professional knowledge and skills to address the challenges facing education today and in the future. The programme, and its counterpart programme at McGill University, aims to advance the careers of the world’s education leaders.
Information for international students
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
- overall score 6.5
- no sub-test less than 6.0
- or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
- ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
- Reading: 20
- Listening: 19
- Speaking: 19
- Writing: 23
- CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
Fees and funding
Fees are subject to change and for guidance only.
- Fee for submission by a research student: £460
- Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £300
- Submission for a higher degree by published work: £1,000
- Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £200
- Submission by staff in receipt of staff scholarship: £680
- Research students registered as non-supervised Thesis Pending students (50% refund will be granted if the student completes thesis within the first six months of the period): £260
- Registration/exam only fee: £110
- General Council fee: £50
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Online Education Department
- 0141 330 4515