18 months
10800 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Educational Leadership programme offered by the Tampere University of Applied Sciences is a unique collaborative distance-learning programme. It is organised mainly online with three mandatory but interactive and fun intensive weeks in Finland.

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The Educational Leadership programme offered by the Tampere University of Applied Sciences focuses on state-of-the-art skills and concepts of international educational leadership. You will develop necessary competences for leading the human and technological changes faced by educational institutions. 

You will gain a deeper insight into the successful Finnish education system to transfer best practices to your environment. You will also acquire practical tools and theories about motivating and leading yourself and other educators effectively and ethically.

With this master’s degree, you will have the skills needed to develop yourself to innovative future educational leader, change agent and policy maker. The degree programme provides you with knowledge and skills to work in complex and diverse public or private educational institutions, HR management, governmental positions or NGOs.

Career opportunities

Graduates qualify for leading positions in the field of education in multicultural environments. It is envisioned that graduates gain leadership positions in educational institutions in both the public and private sector. The degree provides graduates with the abilities and skills to work in governmental organisations, Ministries of Education and global NGO's.

Programme Structure

This is a practical blended-learning full-time or part-time Master's Degree in Business Administration based on real life authentic learning for a variety of different educational contexts. Participants will learn from analysing and discussing real cases and real life problems. 

The programme has been designed with the most contemporary learning theories, allowing participants to apply knowledge to their particular context and attain positive student experiences. We want learning and studying in the programme to be both enjoyable and rewarding experience that will create long-term sustainable results.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines







Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This programme does not require an IELTS and/or TOEFL test. The admissions process of the programme includes its own language assessment  component.
  • To be eligible to apply to TAMK's Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, you must hold a suitable higher education degree and have a minimum of three years' (36 months) work experience from the relevant field after completing the degree.
  • Sufficient English language skills are required for degree programmes conducted in English. English language skills will be evaluated as a part of the pretask and the interview. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10800 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.


Master level programmes
  • -1 500 € Early Bird -scholarship, if whole year paid in one installment by 31 May.
  • Academic Award -scholarships 25% - 50% for the second year based on credits gained.

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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Educational Leadership
Tampere University of Applied Sciences