Educational Leadership specialisation - Master of Education

With the Master of Education in Educational Leadership you can further enhance your leadership knowledge and practice with the completion of a thesis or dissertation in the field of educational leadership.

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership is aimed at education professionals in early childhood, schools, tertiary providers and other educational settings. The programme expands the knowledge and professional practice skills of current educational leaders and experienced educators aspiring to be leaders.


This is part of the Master of Education.

Start date: 2021

Start date: 2022

To successfully complete the Master of Education in Education Leadership, you need a total of 180 points. You need to complete either a dissertation or a thesis where you can explore a topic of your interest.

Complete the following compulsory course

You should ideally complete this course in your second semester of part-time study.

Complete this highly recommended course

You should ideally complete this course in your first semester.

And complete this course

You must complete this course before you start your thesis or dissertation (or have completed it as part of your Postgraduate Diploma in Education in Educational Leadership).

And choose one of these courses

And choose from the following courses¹

1. You only need to choose from these courses if you selected the course EDUC997 above.
2. Relevant professional experience is necessary to take this course. Programme leader approval required.
2. Additional courses from the Master of Education can be substituted with approval from the programme leader.

Other education leadership programmes

Other specialisations in the Master of Education

Key features
  • Four semesters full-time or six semesters part-time
  • Suitable for current and aspiring educational leaders
  • Make a contribution to educational practice
  • Complete a thesis or dissertation in the field of educational leadership
  • Replaces the previous Master of Educational Leadership

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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