Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Education (Educational Leadership)

The programme is intended to provide leadership development for people who work in all manner of roles in education systems: schools of all levels, library boards, policy makers and any other organisations invested in providing or improving educational opportunities. Its aim is to provide students with the ability to learn new skills, engage with and create research and theoretical work, and build capacity to become more effective leaders, regardless of their professional position. sition.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any subject discipline. Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may also be considered if they have at least two years of professional experience in an education, training or relevant context. Applicants who do not meet the above academic criteria, but have an academic qualification which the School deems acceptable and relevant to the course of study applied to, will be considered on an individual basis. Such applicants will be required to demonstrate extensive (at least 5 years) professional experience in an education, training or other relevant context. This professional experience must have been acquired within the ten years preceding the date of application. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Modules include: Leadership for change; leadership theory and practice: an overview; leading school improvement; middle management: the role of head of department; research methods in education; theory and practice in educational collaboration.

Assessment methods

All modules are assessed via coursework.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 9,889 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

Key information

Course Enquiries, School of Education
Telephone number: 
028 9097 5923