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Overview

On the Educational Leadership and Management (Distance Learning) course at University of Portsmouth, offered as a MSc, you'll learn about leadership strategy, decision-making in education, and human resource management. And whether you're a teacher, social and healthcare worker, police trainer, nurse or youth worker, you'll build on your previous skills, studies and experience and develop your expertise, theories and techniques to postgraduate level.

Once you graduate, you'll have developed the skills and knowledge to take on new responsibilities in educational leadership and management, and to seek out ambitious new roles.

You can study on campus or through distance learning, and full or part-time while you continue to work. If you're not already working in education, please take a look at our MA Education Studies course.

Careers and opportunities

The course is ideal for teachers, educational trainers, lecturers and instructors across the educational sector, who aspire to senior leadership and management positions. Many graduates move on to senior management positions in educational organisations.

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Resource Management in Education
  • Decision Making in Education
  • Leadership, Policy and Strategy 
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    September and January

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. You might also be able to do preparatory reading and submit a written paper to confirm your ability to study at postgraduate level
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

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