University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Educational Leadership and Management (Distance Learning)

If you are a manager in education or training, or would like to be, this course is designed to enable you to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to support your contribution to the policies, practices and processes of your sector.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Other applicants may be admitted and will undertake a programme of preparatory reading and submit a written paper in order to confirm ability to study at postgraduate level. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

On this course, you will study a total of 60 credits from two core units: Education Policy, Strategy and Change (Campus-based only) Leadership, Policy and Strategy (Distance learning only) Management of People and Marketing in Public Organisations Management of Resources, Finance and Information Systems Research Methods in Education

Assessment methods

Teaching methods include seminars, group work, lectures and student presentations. Students are encouraged to produce work related assignments, although this is not prescriptive if a student encounters difficulty in the work place or is a full time student. All students are allocated a Personal Tutor who will be pleased to discuss particular issues or specific questions, and who will help each student plan an appropriate course of study and research, discuss progress of work and advise how to construct the dissertation in terms of aims, scope and presentation. The Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) and the accompanying course handbook provides a general guide to the most frequent questions relating to the programme and you will be advised about how to study online and the assessment details for each unit, the marking criteria and the academic referencing conventions. At the start of each unit you will be able to access information about the unit including details of the learning outcomes, syllabus, assessment requirements and recommended reading lists. You will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with your fellow students online through an online discussion forum and other digital media. Assessment is solely based on the submission of your written assignments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2018 1,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,540 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years

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