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  Educational Leadership and Management (Distance Learning) MSc

Online University of Portsmouth    School of Education, Languages and Linguistics

September MSc 2 years part time distance learning
Business & Management (5)

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Embark on a transformative journey in the field of education with the Educational Leadership and Management (Distance Learning) MSc programme. Designed for current and aspiring education professionals, this course offers a flexible study option with full-time, part-time, or distance learning modes. Delve into modules such as Human Resource Management in Education, Leadership, Policy and Strategy, and Research Methods in Education, culminating in a dissertation project. The course is dually accredited by the CMI, ensuring industry recognition of your qualifications. To qualify, you need a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or relevant professional experience. Enhance your leadership and management skills, challenge conventional thinking, and network with industry experts to advance your career in educational leadership. Benefit from a supportive online learning environment, high-quality course materials, and interactive sessions with tutors and peers. Elevate your career prospects and make a lasting impact in the education sector with this comprehensive and industry-led programme.

About the course


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 is for you.

Offered as a MSc, PgDip and PgCert, you can study this course full-time, part-time or part-time by distance learning. The MSc and PgDip take one year full time and two years part time. The PgCert takes six months full time and one year part time. 

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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David Mather

David Mather, completed his PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and is now studying for a Master’s.

David is teaching Sociology at St Vincent Sixth Form College in Gosport after completing his PGCE in Post Compulsory Education. He is also currently studying for a Master’s in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

I’d been working in IT for a number of years and was ready for a new challenge. While studying for my undergraduate degree in Politics and Sociology, I got heavily involved in the University’s UP for It club, which works with young people from local schools and colleges. I worked as a mentor on a number of programmes, from summer schools to taster days, and was also involved in regular outreach work at a local school in Havant. I had always had a desire to go into teaching and my work with Up for It cemented my decision to complete a PGCE.

The sense of achievement after completing my PGCE year was phenomenal. It was the most intense year of my life but I don’t regret it for a second. The year was filled with lesson planning, assignments, classroom delivery and much more and it absolutely flew by.

Portsmouth is a great place to study. I am fairly local so growing up and seeing the university become more prominent has been fantastic. There’s a really diverse mix of people and it has done wonders for the regeneration of the city.

I’m now ready to focus on my new role at St Vincent Sixth Form College and although it sounds a little cheesy I hope to be as good a teacher as I can possibly be.

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