University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

Educational Leadership

This course offers professional development to teachers and other education professionals and focuses on the understanding and practice of educational leadership, it equips the student with the knowledge and skills needed for a range of promoted posts, from subject leader, through deputy head teacher and head teacher, to senior leadership roles within local and national educational organisations.

Entry requirements

Applications from all those involved in the field of education are welcome; in particular, applications from subject leader/subject co-ordinators; assistant head teachers; deputy/head teachers; to apply, students should have 1 or more of the following: a good Honours degree or equivalent; a professional or postgraduate qualification; appropriate employment experience; an ability to undertake and benefit from study at postgraduate level; if the student does not have an NPQH certificate, students may claim 60 credits at Master's level towards a Diploma or MEd in Educational Leadership upon completion of an academic bridging assignment designed to help students with the transition to postgraduate work.

Course modules

Developing leadership skills, methods of enquiry, financial and strategic management; range of option modules including: school self-evaluation and improvement; mentoring and coaching; managing professional development for institutional improvement; inclusive identities; dissertation for MEd.

Assessment methods

This course is assessed through written coursework and project-based assignments.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 1,795 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months
PgDip Part-time £ 3,590 per Whole course (home fees) 36 months
MEd Part-time £ 4,860 per Whole course (home fees) 48 months
MEd Part-time £ 10,750 per Whole course (overseas fees) 48 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Francis Close Hall Cheltenham GL50 4AZ South West

Key information

Guidance and Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
01242 714500