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Course summary

This award is gained through taking an educational leadership focus for 50 percent of the study, including the Dissertation. The programme is flexible to enable students to demonstrate an educational leadership focus in any of the 30 credit modules of interest which are studied, although study might include the Leadership and Management module. Students must have an educational leadership focus for the final dissertation. In order to gain this award students need to submit the Educational Leadership evidence log to demonstrate the 50 percent focus. This award enables experienced professionals to build upon their interests and experience of educational leadership. Less experienced professionals are supported in developing their knowledge of issues relating to educational leadership.


Core modules: Exploring approaches to research; educational leadership dissertation. Optional modules: Developing subject and professional knowledge; creativity: you and your practice; early childhood: foundations for life; equality, diversity and inclusion; leadership and management; education, social justice and social change; inclusive perspectives on special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Assessment method

Assessment includes a dissertation.

Entry requirements

You would need to have an honours degree (2:2 or higher) or equivalent qualifications and/or experience. Overseas awards need to be recognised as equivalent by NARIC. English language Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure), or equivalent. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide evidence of English language proficiency equivalent to overall IELTS score 7.0 with 6.5 minimum in each band. For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page. Previous Masters level study is considered for accreditation through the APCL process. Non-certificated Masters level study might be accredited through the APEL process. This must be completed prior to beginning study on the programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Fees for Postgraduate Study 2023/24:
Educational Leadership at University of Hertfordshire - UCAS