18 months
21132 USD/year
5818 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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 Thesis
  • Master of Educational Leadership Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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


IELTS or TOEFL needed


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
90 (required)
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.
58 (required)

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

    21132 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21132 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    5818 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5818 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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