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Educational Leadership MSc

Bangor University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Bangor University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About This Course

The MSc in Educational Leadership significantly contributes to the Government’s agenda to provide Wales with inspirational school leaders who are well prepared and supported to lead their schools as learning organisations and is taught in partnership by the School of Education, Bangor University and Yr Athrofa: Institute of Education, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD). This programme has been approved by the National Education Leadership Academy (Wales).

This transformational programme provides Headteachers with a structured programme to advance their professional practice in school. It enables practitioners to enhance their leadership role and advance their career by completing a piece of professional enquiry / research alongside a taught programme focused on examining key areas of leadership and management within the education sector in Wales. In this context, the taught component provides a core set of skills, knowledge and understanding required to instigate, lead and manage change for self, individuals, groups and communities. The modules encourage the students to build in-depth knowledge and understanding of national and international perspectives on leadership and management through inter-professional learning.

This MSc Educational Leadership degree is designed to ensure the Headteachers realise the educational ambitions for Wales, as outlined in the Professional Standards for Leadership in Wales.

On completion of this programme students will be able to:

Complete an in-depth self-review, based on current educational research thinking, against the Leadership standards.
Develop a shared and inclusive vision and strategic plan for the school.
Develop the school as an effective learning organisation as exemplified in the literature.
Using research, measure, evaluate and critically reflect on the impact of actions taken to initiate school improvement during the initial years of headship.
Undertake close to practice research related to school improvement.


The programme will support Headteachers during their initial headship and contribute to increased retention in the profession.

It is anticipated that completion of this programme will lead to some students pursing an educational doctorate/professional doctorate.

Application deadline

11 June 2021

Tuition fees

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University information

Bangor University

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  • Campus address

    Bangor University, Bangor (Wales), LL57 2DG, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 81 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    130 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%



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