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Secondary School Leadership, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #215 (QS) Wellington, New Zealand| Online
Gain the skills you need to become a principal. Learn to lead a secondary school and raise student achievement through effective management, curriculum analysis and research-based decision making.


You'll benefit from the research and teaching strengths of the Faculty of Education and the management acumen of the Victoria Business School. By combining educational and business thinking, you'll gain the tools you need to develop innovative solutions to issues you'll face in the management of a secondary school.Learn to use sophisticated data-analysis techniques to make sound, evidence-based decisions about school organisation and management. Examine the role of leadership and how to foster leadership in others. You'll develop techniques for planning and goal-setting and explore the different strategies for building strong relationships with community and stakeholders.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Developing Leadership Capacity 
  • Shaping the Future 
  • Leading Learning and Teaching 
  • Managing the Organisation/Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Be sure to include the following documents with your application:

  • A certified copy of your passport (the personal details page)
  • Evidence of your proficiency in English, if required
  • A certified copy of your official academic results
  • CV
  • A statement of intent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20328 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40660 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5904 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11815 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Estimated international fees for 2019 : NZ$42,830 for the full programme

Estimated domestic fees for 2019 : About NZ$12,446 for the full programme

Living costs for Wellington

  • 1000 - 2300 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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