Deakin University

Master of Education - Leadership and Management

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

This course is designed for current and aspiring leaders in education. Whether you're already in a leadership role or preparing to take the next step, enhance your career options with Deakin's Master of Education (Leadership and Management). The leadership of education has become a complex affair in contemporary society. Deakin’s Master of Education (Leadership and Management) explores the responsibilities of those involved in leading and managing education institutions and the learning processes within them. Delivered entirely online through Deakin's Cloud Campus, the course maintains a strong focus on real-world opportunities and challenges in education leadership. Through live video conferences, video content and interactive discussion boards, you'll delve into current social justice discourse and develop high-level critical thinking and evaluative skills. Each assessment task enables you to translate your knowledge and learnings into practice, preparing you to lead successfully in periods of rapid and significant change. As a direct pathway to PhD study, you'll have the opportunity to develop foundational research skills and a highly-engaged network of academic peers. Using data and insights from Deakin's innovative educational research, you'll analyse the driving factors of policy and practice in current and future-state education in Australia and around the world. Optional face-to-face weekend intensives are also offered, giving you the chance to interact with leading scholars, practitioners and researchers. While the course curriculum focuses primarily on schools, the base ideas apply equally to other learning organisations and those who work within them.

Designed for

Qualified teachers and professional educators


12 credit points of study comprising a combination of core, electives and research units


  • Educational leadership and administration
  • Education governance and policy
  • Educational leadership in changing times
  • Strategy and workforce development
  • Leading with data and evidence

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree in a related discipline or Bachelor degree in any discipline, plus two years relevant work experience or Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

Study pathways

Credit for prior learning will be granted in accordance with university policy

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) No

Further information

Note: This is not an initial teacher education qualification

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