12 months
21082 USD/year
4718 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Gain the theoretical insights and practical leadership skills that can make a difference to the quality of education in schools. Contribute to the research that is shaping educational policy and practice with this Master or Educational Leadership from University of Auckland.

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This Master or Educational Leadership from University of Auckland   is designed for aspiring or current educational leaders who are passionate about leading improvements that serve diverse communities and learners. 

The qualification will help you understand, critique and contribute to culturally responsive educational leadership that is shaping Aotearoa New Zealand and improve the quality of education for all young people.

It will allow you to take the next step in your career, strengthen your understanding of your own school or context and your role as a leader within it.


This Master or Educational Leadership from University of Auckland will prepare you for leadership roles, such as in a school or centre, as well as for specialist education roles including senior management, mentoring and educational policy development.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Education consultant
  • Policy development manager (education)
  • Professional development facilitator
  • School head of department

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Study of Education Practice
  • Educational Change
  • Culturally Sustaining Leadership
  • Developing Communities of Learning
  • Advanced Study of Education Practice
  • Educational Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Taught 120: One year of postgraduate study in education
  • You must have at least three years of practical experience in teaching or a related profession, including experience in a formal or informal leadership and/or management role.
  • Taught 180: A bachelor’s degree in education or similar undergraduate degree
You can also gain entry if you hold a bachelors degree in a relevant subject (including education, psychology, social work, social sciences and sociology), or a relevant professional qualification in education from another tertiary institution and have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (must not be awarded) from the University of Auckland with the required grades.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21082 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4718 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4718 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$7,696.80 – $7,848
  • International: NZ$34,361


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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