Taught course

Leadership in Education and Public Services

University of Huddersfield · Department of Education and Community Studies

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) or an equivalent professional qualification and 2 years full-time experience in a professional role in Education or a related area.

For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

If you’re currently in a position of responsibility either in the education or public service sector and would like to take on more of a leadership role, then this course could be for you. You’ll focus on developing your own effectiveness as a manager by considering wider theories, research and strategies whilst also developing your skills as a leader. A further key component is the ability to exchange and share learning with others - our course attracts students working in a wide range of disciplines and organisations. The course could help you to progress into middle and senior management roles.

You’ll be taught by an outstanding team of teachers; in fact we are ranked in the top ten for Education in the Guardian University Guide (2017) for the seventh consecutive year. You’ll also have access to our extensive professional and academic network which feeds directly into course design and delivery and to excellent facilities and specialist equipment.

Titles of work undertaken by students on this course have included:
• An exploration of important skills and traits for leaders within a secondary school
• An investigation into the place of leadership and management to influence and maximise employee satisfaction (in a third sector organisation) in a time of austerity and uncertainty

Fees and funding

In 2018/19 the part-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students on this course will be £540 per 15 credit module and £1,080 per 30 credit module.

For the two-year route, you complete 90 credits per year (3x 30 credit modules in Year 1 and 1x 30 credit module plus 1x 60 credit dissertation in Year 2).

For the three-year route, you complete 60 credits per year (2x 30 credit modules in Year 1 and 2, and 1x 60 credit dissertation in Year 3).

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance pages. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries (D245)
+44 (0)1484 478249