Educational Leadership PGCert

Normally 9 months part time

There are two intakes for this programme each year - one in September and one in January.


Fees per 60 credits (for academic year 2014-15)

UK and EU: part time £1,468

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

The programme will provide effective postgraduate professional development for teachers / lecturers and school leaders wishing to develop enhanced educational leadership.

You will need a professional context in which you can develop relevant understanding and skills and to undertake your practice-based assignments.

The aims of the programme are as follows:

• to gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the theories, models, current thinking and key issues as they relate to leadership and strategic management of educational institutions

• to identify the impact of effective educational leadership

• to explore links with leadership practices in business, industry and educational contexts

• to heighten your awareness of practical approaches that may be used to encourage educational effectiveness and improvement as part of the overall process of the management of change

• to develop the confidence and competence to be able to conduct small scale investigations into aspects of leadership in your own institution in order to improve leadership practice at any level of the educational organisation


Find out information about the programme modules.

+Entrance Requirements

A first degree and relevant professional experience in an educational context.

The University does not need your employers’ permission for entry to the programme, although you would be expected to discuss the focus of your assignments (where necessary) with appropriate colleagues / line managers. 

You will need to have current access to educational workplaces (eg through employment or educational consultancy), although you do not need to be in leadership role.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There are two intakes for this programme each year - one in September and one in January.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone:+44 (0) 191 208 6799

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