Taught course

Educational Leadership

University of Leicester · School of Education

Entry requirements

• Either: at least a 2:1 degree or equivalent. •Or: UK Qualified Teacher Status or its equivalent professional status in an educational organisation. •At least three years' teaching experience, or alternatively, three years with equivalent professional status in an educational organisation. •You must be currently employed in, or have access, to an educational organisation or provider. This could include working in a school, college, the military or in Government, or training roles in other sectors. Applicants whose first language is not English need to satisfy the University's English requirements; IELTS 6.5 or a TOEFL (iBT) score of 90 is required. The University also accepts other evidence of English language ability.

Months of entry

October, June, February

Course content

The MSc in Educational Leadership offers a fascinating insight into an arena that has changed remarkably over recent years. Leading and promoting optimal learning is the key challenge that confronts educational leaders, advisers, policy makers and governments. Finding the connections between leadership and learning is not easy and involves change and reform in organisations. These three key themes - leadership, learning and change - are the basis of this course.

This postgraduate degree will enable you to reflect upon practice in your organisation, identify areas of professional concern and become equipped to find solutions and lead change. The course is designed to be relevant to a wide range of practitioners in diverse settings internationally who consider themselves involved in education.

Fees and funding

Most students finance their postgraduate studies from a combination of sources, including loans, employer sponsorship, scholarships, personal savings and part-time work.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Distance Learning Advisers
+44 (0) 116 252 5164