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About the course

This course is an essential basis for school leaders who wish to understand what the academic field has to contribute to their understanding of leadership. It explains how leaders, leading and leadership have moved from obscurity to centre stage over recent years.

The purpose of the course is to develop a deep critical understanding of leadership as applied to educational settings. It is designed to explore how we lead people and organisations from multiple perspectives such as Psychology, Sociology, Management and Organisational Theory. This will allow you to consider and reflect on new ideas and critique your own practice in light of theory and research.

The teaching is through discussion, reflection and case study analysis. This interactive approach will support you in critically

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Entry Requirements

At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent.

Or a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification.

Or a substantial experience in a relevant professional field.

If you possess an NPQH* certificate you may claim 60 credits at master’s level towards the postgraduate diploma or MA, upon completion of an academic bridging assignment.

EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.


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