Master of Educational Leadership and Management

Programme summary  Career opportunities  Courses & timetables  Admission requirements

9, 240 2.0
Full-time for two years or part-time for four years
Starts January, March, July or August
25 places
Applications will be considered in the date order they are received
Mt Albert campus
Semester dates for 2014:
Semester 1: 9 January - 15 August; Semester 2: 7 July - 17 December
NZ$6433 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)

International fees

Programme summary

Enhance, hone and develop your knowledge, skills and discernment as an educational leader and manager by undertaking sustained professional learning and development through a masters degree that impacts upon your leadership practice.

Do you want to further your leadership skills by being part of a supportive environment with other education professionals? The Master of Educational Leadership and Management is a postgraduate programme for current and aspiring leaders in all education sectors and agencies. It provides a contemporary and academically sound, yet practice-oriented, form of sustained professional development. Explore effective educational leadership of and for learning, policy and strategy, leading and developing others, and the complexities of educational organisations.


  • A comprehensive, yet self-contained professional development programme.
  • A strong focus on professional practice and applied research. You can choose between a full thesis and a smaller dissertation (after completing the courses EDUC8881 to EDUC8885).
  • Learning that is stimulating, critically reflective and relevant to your educational setting.
  • Highly regarded academic staff with experience in practical and research settings in public and private educational organisations.
  • Part-time and full-time study options available (most of our students choose to study part-time).
  • A combination of intensive on-campus commitment (during nationally recognised non-teaching breaks) and open learning. This gives you the flexibility to decide when you want to study, while still providing you with the lecturers' support through ongoing personal or electronic communication.


Last edited: 05 September 2013  

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