12 months
16200 GBP/year
9400 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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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 from the University of Portsmouth is for you.

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During this Educational Leadership and Management programme from University of Portsmouth 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Resource Management in Education 
  • Decision Making in Education 
  • Leadership, Policy and Strategy: The Management of Educational Change 
  • Research Methods in Education 
  • Education in a Global Context
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • If you're applying as an international student with a non-UK degree, you’ll need to show you meet the UK entry requirements listed above.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9400 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

UK, Channel Islands, and Isle of Man students: 

  • £4,700 per year / £4,050 per year (Distance learning)

International students:

  • £8,100 per year / £4,050 per year (Distance learning)

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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.

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