• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


This Education - Leadership And Management at University of Derby is suitable for practitioners working in a variety of settings: primary, secondary, FE and HE, Adult or Community Learning and who wish to review or update their practice, and develop their careers. 

The pathway is also suitable for those who wish to gain knowledge in this specialist area at any point in their careers.

Your sessions are designed to be interactive, utilising a variety of teaching and learning strategies such as mini-lectures, seminar discussions and ‘hands on’ practical activities relating to leadership and management.

You'll have the opportunity to apply theory into your practice through developing academic posters, and will learn about contemporary leadership strategies and have the opportunity to complete psychometric tests.


Our graduates hold a wide range of leadership roles in education, across most sectors, from nurseries all the way to through to HE. We currently have Principals, Head Teachers, Executive Head teachers, Vice-Principals, and Deputy Heads on our pathway. In addition to these groups, we have those who aspire to senior leader roles in education - particularly those who currently hold middle management positions. The synergy that can be gained from getting individuals together who hold leadership roles, and adding those who are keen to join them, is not to be under-estimated. Graduates of our programme also return to discuss ideas, and their challenges, with current students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crafting Your Masters Study
  • Evidence Based Practice‌
  • Independent Study‌
  • Quality, Leadership and Management‌
  • Developing Leadership Capacity‌

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      3-6 years
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

You’ll usually need an undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification and a role within education that will allow you to complete the work based assignments. Even if you don’t have these entry requirements it’s worth contacting us if you have relevant professional experience as we may be able to consider your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
UK/EU Full-time/ Part-time: £600 per 20 credits


  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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