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Specialist Qualification In Headship (And Educational Leadership) MED

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

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  • Qualification

    MEd - Master of Education

  • Location

    Orkney College UHI

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

What is special about this course?

Both the MEd Specialist Qualification in Headship and the MEd Educational Leadership are three-year, part-time online programmes for aspiring school leaders. The programmes connect directly with local authority and national leadership programmes. The first year of both programmes focuses on Middle Leadership, the second year offers the national Into Headship programme, and the third year offers either the national In Headship programme for those in post as a Headteacher to qualify with the MEd Specialist Qualification in Headship, or an alternative pathway for those in curriculum leadership to complete the MEd Educational Leadership.

The programme utilises a collaborative approach to online learning, with learning activities designed to develop teacher agency, support professional dialogue and develop skills in strategic leadership. You will choose the focus of your work for each module to fit with your professional role and responsibilities, whilst the collaborative learning activities support you and your fellow participants to work together on leadership practice and develop creative responses to leading change.

How will I study my course?

Part-time (structured): 3 years

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of the PGCert Into Headship or PGDip Into Headship, you will be qualified to be appointed as a Head Teacher in Scotland.
On completion of any of the awards contained within this degree you will be qualified to apply for a wide range of leadership posts in settings such as schools, local authorities and partner institutions.

Tuition fees

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£ 8,820per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

  • Campus address

    University of the Highlands and Islands, UHI Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness, Highland, IV3 5SQ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 81 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    109 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%



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