A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject.
Applicants for the MSc Educational Leadership (with Specialist Qualification for Headship) should be registered or eligible to register with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.
Prospective applicants for the Postgraduate Certificate “Into Headship” must have demonstrated experience of significant leadership practice as appropriate in their sector and be sponsored by their local authority to apply through the Scottish College for Educational Leadership. You must normally be within two to three years of taking up a post as a head teacher and be sponsored by your local authority to apply through the Scottish College for Educational Leadership.
Months of entry
Our Masters in Educational Leadership is a practice-based course for aspiring and early-career school leaders. The Specialist Qualification for Headship is a nationally approved course developed in partnership with the Scottish College for Educational Leadership and other stakeholders across the education community.
The course cultivates the knowledge and understanding you’ll need to put informed strategic vision, values and aims into practice – helping you to lead change for improvement wherever you work. Through your studies, you’ll further develop your leadership and management practices in supportive, creative and challenging learning environments.
A flexible study route and a combination of face-to-face and online teaching makes it easier for you to fit your coursework around existing commitments, while the practice-based learning is set within your Professional Standards framework.
Please note: Prospective candidates for the Postgraduate Certificates “Into Headship” and “In Headship” must be sponsored by their local authority to apply for this Masters through the Scottish College for Educational Leadership.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
- IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill
- Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 176 with minimum of 169 in each skill
- Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 with minimum 169 in each skill
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 with 56 in each component
- IBT TOEFL 90 with no subtest less than 20
More information on our English language requirements.
Fees and funding
For up-to-date information on course fees and funding, please consult our website.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time36 months
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Dr Valerie Drew