MEdLeadership On Campus

Educational Leadership

University of Waikato

18 months
22759 USD/year
5441 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Enhance your career prospects with a specialised Educational Leadership programme at the University of Waikato that enriches your leadership capabilities and knowledge. Expand your leadership practice to skillfully lead change and improve educational outcomes in your school, organisation or community setting.


Work with academics who are internationally recognised for their leadership research and practice. Develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to be an effective educational leader with this Educational Leadership programme at the University of Waikato.

The School of Education offers an Associate Teacher Postgraduate Study Award to associate teachers in recognition of their work in supporting the School’s initial teacher education programmes and students. 

Educational Leadership Programme highlights:

  • Develop and enhance leadership skills, knowledge and dispositions to be an effective educational leader
  • Inquire into personal leadership practice and organisational systems through strength-based inquiry
  • Examine and apply contextual leadership systems and practices to initiate, support and sustain change and innovation in educational contexts
  • Understand, critique and contribute to the educational research that is shaping New Zealand's educational policy and develop the required leadership to respond effectively
  • Locate leadership work in a framework of social justice and seek to make a difference for high-needs students
  • Enhance leadership networks by contributing to a vibrant professional learning community
  • Experience flexible delivery (NET/Block course)
  • Complete the MEdLeadership at a pace that suits you, part-time while you work or full-time over 18 months

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Māori and critical theories
  • Rangahau Kaupapa Māori - Kaupapa Māori Research
  • Developing Educational Leadership: Coaching and Mentoring
  • Educational Leadership: Inquiry in Organisations and Communities
  • Educational Leadership for Social Justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Birth certificate, passport and permits
  • Evidence of citizenship
  • Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
  • A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
  • Evidence of any previous tertiary study
  • Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)
  • A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average, and a B/B+ average in a relevant subject if required. Some faculties/schools require an honours degree (to demonstrate research capacity). Where the above requirements are not met, further study in a lower level programme may be required first.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22759 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22759 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    5441 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5441 USD per year during 18 months.
  • Fees (Domestic): $7,558-$8,140 per year
  • Fees (International): $31,615 (120 pts) or $47,425 (180 pts)

Living costs for Hamilton

1470 - 2020 NZD /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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