Educational Leadership, Postgraduate Diploma | Part time | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Educational Leadership

12 months
4180 EUR/year
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership at University College Cork is a one-year, part-time postgraduate course which supports the professional growth of current and aspiring leaders in education, enabling them to contribute effectively to the improvement of practice in their own professional settings and the wider professional community. 


It will enable participants to develop the means of using critical reflection to enhance their own and others’ professional practice.

Learning outcomes

The Educational Leadership course at University College Cork responds to the need for an updated conception of leadership and mentoring in education. Leaders in organisations need to be able to motivate, coach and mentor staff in rapidly changing environments with limited resources -  a theme increasingly emphasised by the Teaching Council of Ireland. In this course, students will learn about a variety of leadership styles as well as how to identify and develop personal, professional and pedagogical strengths and abilities to be an effective leader. Emphasis is placed on transformative leadership and team capacity-building.

The focus on effective leadership and schools as organisations explores and extends knowledge and understanding of discourses related to leadership at all levels. These three modules are designed to support the development of leadership and management practices in individuals in order to contribute to career-long professional learning and school improvement.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Organisational Management of the School
  • Effective Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice
  • Leading Learning and School Improvement
  • Mentoring and Coaching Practicum in Educational Leadership

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

It is desirable that candidates also have the following:

  • Gained some professional experience of educational leadership;
  • A clear sense of professional purpose

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

    4180 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4180 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /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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