18 months
19270 USD/year
5289 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


Join the Master in Educational Leadership at Auckland University of Technology and gain the skills to be an outstanding leader in an educational environment and contribute to the development of professional educational practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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The Master of Educational Leadership from  Auckland University of Technology  is designed for experienced educators and leaders who want to advance their professional practice skills. This qualification is particularly suited to current and aspiring leaders within education.

This is not an initial teacher education programme and will not lead to registration with the Education Council of New Zealand.


Graduates will have enhanced leadership capabilities, thereby having a greater opportunity to undertake or continue leadership roles in educational organisations in:

  • Early childhood sector
  • Compulsory sector
  • Tertiary sector
  • Government or corporate settings

This qualification does not provide eligibility for provisional teacher registration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conceptualisations of Educational Leadership (compulsory)
  • Leading in Diverse Cultures and Communities
  • Reflecting on Professional Practice as an Educational Leader
  • Organisational Culture and Educational Leadership
  • Master of Educational Leadership Project
  • Master of Educational Leadership  Dissertation
  • Master of Educational Leadership Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • International Students: Applications will be processed up to the start of the semester depending on programme availability.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Completed one of the following with a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7 or equivalent:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree
  • Relevant graduate diploma
  • Relevant professional qualification or professional experience approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19270 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    5289 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5289 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$8,711
    • International: NZ$31,647


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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