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M.Sc. Blended

Educational Leadership (Specialist Qualification for Headship)

University of Stirling

36 months
Duration
666 GBP/module
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About

Educational Leadership (Specialist Qualification for Headship) offered at University of Stirling is a practice-based course for aspiring and early-career school leaders. The Specialist Qualification for Headship is a nationally approved course developed in partnership with Education Scotland and other stakeholders across the education community. 

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Overview

The Educational Leadership (Specialist Qualification for Headship) course offered at University of Stirling  cultivates the knowledge and understanding you’ll need to put informed strategic vision, values and aims into practice – helping you to lead change for improvement wherever you work. Through your studies, you’ll further develop your leadership and management practices in supportive, creative and challenging learning environments.

A flexible study route and a combination of face-to-face and online teaching makes it easier for you to fit your coursework around existing commitments, while the practice-based learning is set within your Professional Standards framework.

Please note: Prospective candidates for the Postgraduate Certificates “Into Headship” and “In Headship” must be sponsored by their local authority to apply for this Masters through Education Scotland.

This course is only available to students with a tuition fee status of UK.

Career

The PG Certificate Into Headship enables candidates to demonstrate the Standard for Headship and is accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland. Into Headship – one of the core components of this Masters – will be a mandatory qualification for candidates applying for head teacher positions in Scotland from 2020.

Additionally, after graduating from the course you may also wish to pursue further studies in the form of a Doctorate in Education.

Accreditation

The PG Certificate Into Headship enables candidates to demonstrate the Standard for Headship and is accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Engaging Critically with Professional Practices
  • Into Headship 1: Developing as a strategic leader
  • Middle Leadership: Principles and Practices
  • Into Headship 2: Leading strategic change
  • Coaching and Mentoring: Principles and Practices 
  • Examining Professional Practices (Work-Based Learning)

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject.

  • Applicants for the MSc Educational Leadership (with Specialist Qualification for Headship) should be registered or eligible to register with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.
  • Prospective applicants for the Postgraduate Certificate “Into Headship” must have demonstrated experience of significant leadership practice as appropriate in their sector and be sponsored by their local authority to apply through Education Scotland. 

Work experience

  • You must normally be within two to three years of taking up a post as a head teacher and be sponsored by your local authority to apply through Education Scotland.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • National

    666 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 666 GBP per module during 36 months.
  • fees ranging from £666 to £2,044 depending on module and number of credits

Living costs for Stirling

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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