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If you're currently working, or aspire to work in an education-connected role and want to gain a qualification that demonstrates that you have developed your leadership and management skills, the Educational Leadership and Management course from University of Portsmouth is for you.

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If you're currently working, or aspire to work in an education-connected role and want to gain a qualification that demonstrates that you have developed your leadership and management skills, our Educational Leadership and Management course is for you.

Offered as a MSc, PgDip and PgCert, you can study this course full-time, part-time or part-time by distance learning. The MSc and PgDip take one year full time and two years part time. The PgCert takes six months full time and one year part time. 

You'll work collaboratively with other students, teaching staff and industry experts from educational institutes, as you learn how to take your enthusiasm for education and use it to better the sector through challenging conventional thinking, identifying common problems in the sector, such as time management, and creating solutions for them.

You’ll be encouraged to critique the way the education sector works, and prepare yourself to take positive and decisive action as an educational leader, able to respond to issues in education such as accessibility and classroom management and to create and implement new approaches to teaching.

Course highlights

  • Challenge conventional thinking and develop the skillset and confidence you need to identify problems in the educational sector and find solutions for them
  • Begin your postgraduate education with a choice of an MSc, PgDip or PgCert course
  • Benefit from the rich industry knowledge and experience of teaching staff as you gain theoretical knowledge and professional know-how on this industry led course 
  • Use the skills you acquire to ready yourself for your next promotion, to change jobs or go international with your career
  • Network with industry professionals from the education sector, guest lecturers and other students through events, lectures, seminars and social media channels

Careers and opportunities

You'll graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to to seek out ambitious job roles and take on new responsibilities in educational leadership and management.

This course is ideal for teachers, trainers, lecturers and instructors across the educational sector, who aspire to senior leadership and management positions. Build on your previous studies and experience to bring your skills, theories and expertise to a postgraduate level.

Designed as an industry led course, teaching staff work with and consult experts in the education sector to build a curriculum that reflects the current field, its methods and challenges. Helping you to graduate with the rich academic knowledge, industry know-how and the confidence to advance your career in education. 

Graduates of this course have gone onto work in areas such as:

  • School management
  • Higher education institutions management
  • Teacher education
  • Course leading and management

Programme Structure


PgDip Educational Leadership and Management full time, you'll study all core modules and 1 optional module over 1 year.

Human Resource Management in Education - 30 credits

Leadership, Policy and Strategy: The Management of Educational Change - 30 credits

Research Methods in Education - 30 credits

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree, and experience in an educational setting.

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