Ulster University

Ulster University


Study is complemented by participant reflection on real situations and is supported by an experienced tutor. The overall theme is on the development of leadership and management skills and capabilities. There is a strong focus on improvement on classroom practice in particular contexts. Applications for both courses close in mid-September each year and classes begin at the end of September.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained an Honours or non-Honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or an equivalent standard (normally 50 percent) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma or an approved alternative qualification, e.g. a professional qualification; provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent). Applicants must have at least seven years experience in a school or college environment, at least two of which should have involved significant leadership activities. Alternatively, Principals who apply who are already in post or in an acting principal post will be admitted. Students will submit application forms and will be required to undergo an appropriate selection procedure to gain admission to the course. The selection process may involve inspection of the candidates' portfolio of leadership experience to date, along with activities which may include a blind presentation, an 'in-tray', an interview and a written reflection on the process.

Course modules

Modules: building teams and managing; leadership for learning; strategic development planning; managing the organisation.

Assessment methods

Each module will have its own form of assessment tailored to the content being covered but, typically, these comprise two 2500 word assignments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Coleraine Campus Coleraine BT52 1SA Northern Ireland
Jordanstown Campus Newtownabbey BT37 0QB Northern Ireland
Magee Campus Londonderry BT48 7JL Northern Ireland

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Social Sciences
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