Master of Education (Leadership)

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Advance your career or kick-start it in a new direction with Postgraduate study at Western.

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Teach. Manage. Lead.

As a teacher, you know the importance of continued learning. Western has created a range of innovative postgraduate degrees that will further your education career or help you move into a specialised field.

Taught online and on-campus, the Master of Education (Leadership) is a part-time degree that gives you the skills you need to play a leading role in a range of social, environmental and local educational contexts. It also critically examines recent developments in theory, policy, practice and research methodologies for educational leadership across early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, TAFE, community-based and other professional settings.

The focus is on ‘best practice’ and ‘next practice’, which refers to the need to imagine and implement developments in learning for future generations. It’s designed to enhance your professional and personal advancement. To give you an understanding of research-based methodologies. And show you how to become an inspiring leader as well as teacher.

Flexible study options

This part-time degree gives you flexibility by combining online and on-campus learning. A four-day intensive teaching session is held in January and July each year, with an additional mid-semester one-day workshop. You can then complete further study online at a time that suits you.

Top 4 in Australia for THE Impact Rankings on Quality Education

Western is ranked 16th globally for Impact in Quality Education. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are based on performance against the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal # 4 is Quality Education and measures universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy, research and their commitment to inclusive education.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees:  Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook.

For further information, please visit: Student Contribution Bands

Delivery: On campus

This course is only available to domestic students.

Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.



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"The Master of Education (Leadership) course provided me with the tools, knowledge and critical thinking skills to become a leader in my field."

— Tania Gomez. Master of Education (Leadership)

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.