Taught course

Leadership for learning

University of the West of Scotland · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants must satisfy the specific admission requirements for Masters courses offered by University of the West of Scotland and should normally hold an undergraduate degree in a related discipline. Exceptions may be made in the case of applicants who can demonstrate significant relevant experience together with recent academic study.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The MEd Leadership for Learning is designed for workforce professionals from a variety of backgrounds who are experienced practitioners.

About the programme The programme gives you the opportunity to enhance your professional practice in, and understanding of, current developments in the area of Leadership for Learning. Modules will encourage you to reflect upon and enhance your practice and understanding of current trends in the area of Leadership for Learning. The programme currently has participants from a wide range of backgrounds including nursing, speech and language therapists, paramedics, nurses, teachers and lecturers.

Your learning The Certificate phase comprises three core modules: Curriculum Leadership: Investigating; Curriculum Leadership: Developing; and Curriculum Leadership: Disseminating. The Diploma phase comprises three core modules: Leadership: Vision and Values; Leadership: Qualities and Skills; and Research Methods. Upon successful completion of the Diploma participants can progress to the MEd stage where you will undertake a dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice. There is no requirement to attend ‘face-to-face’ sessions on this programme as it is offered by distance learning, using the UWS virtual learning environment.

Our Careers Adviser says Excellent leadership skills are highly sought after by employers in numerous sectors including education, health and social services. Showing a willingness to develop and build on existing leadership skills and to constantly seek ways to improve personal development goals are very attractive.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
var months

Course contact details

Dr Lynne Grant-McMahon