Master of Educational Leadership




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Master of Educational Leadership degree by coursework (program 8960, stream code EDSTOS8960) is designed to provide aspiring and current educational leaders with an understanding of recent developments in theory, research and practice in educational leadership in order to equip them to lead educational organisations.
At the end of the program, students should have acquired all of the following graduate attributes:
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the field of educational leadership, and the ability to synthesize and apply disciplinary principles and practices to new or complex environments.
Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of research-based learning and the ability to plan, analyse, present implement and evaluate complex activities that contribute to advanced professional practice and/or intellectual scholarship in education.
Demonstrate advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Communicate effectively to a range of audiences, and be capable of independent and collaborative enquiry and team-based leadership.
Demonstrate an understanding of international perspectives relevant to the educational field.
Demonstrate an advanced capacity to recognize and negotiate the complex and often contested values and ethical practices that underlie education.
In the Master of Educational Leadership (program 8960, plan code EDSTOS8960) students undertake eight courses (48 UOC). Students complete a minimum of four courses to be chosen from Educational Leadership, including two core and two elective courses, plus one research methodology course or literature review, plus a project. The remaining two courses are selected from any electives at the Master is level, including those in educational leadership.


Which department am I in? Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking); TOEFL - Paper-based Test (PBT) 577 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 180 overall (min.180 in each subtest; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - 176 overall (min.169 in each subtest).

Entry Requirement For International Student

A recognized Bachelor degree and a postgraduate teaching qualification (e.g. Graduate Diploma of Education or Master of Teaching) OR A four year pre-service teacher education qualification, including professional experience, equivalent to the qualifications required for Graduate teacher status in NSW is required.

English Language requirements: IELTS score 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest), TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking), TOEFL (PBT): 577 overall with a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE); University English Entry Course (UEEC): successful completion of the UEEC with a grade of C plus and a minimum score of 20 in the writing component; PTE (Academic) - Pearson Test of English academic: 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): B grade; Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A grade; successful completion of the ANU College Access Program with a minimum of 70 per cent overall.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
UNSW Foundation Studies

Full Time (1 year)

A$33,700.00 (US$ 26,360) per year

26 February 2018, 23 July 2018, 18 February 2019

University of New South Wales - UNSW Kensington Campus, High Street, Kensington, UNSW SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2052, SYDNEY, Australia