Deakin University

Master of Leadership

Deakin University

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

The Master of Leadership provides advanced leadership training for students who have progressed from the Graduate Certificate of Leadership, or those who meet the additional entry requirements. In addition to completing core units, you will complete 10 professional practice credentials plus a research capstone unit, where you can undertake a workplace-based research project on leadership. Recognise the capabilities displayed by pivotal leaders, through integration of theoretical investigation and professional practice, within this specialist program. Learn to drive results while engaging others in the journey, and discover what it takes to transform an organisation to deal with technology disruption, changing customer needs and challenging external environments. The emphasis for this program is on developing relevant skills, contemporary knowledge, and real experience, to ensure you graduate as a business leader of tomorrow.


  • 4 credit points of core units
  • 10 Professional Practice credentials
  • Students also complete one zero credit point academic integrity module.


  • Leadership

Standard entry requirements

  • A Bachelor degree in any discipline and at least five years of relevant work experience
  • Or an associated Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice
  • Or evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
  • Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course
  • All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

Study pathways

Completion of the associated Graduate Certificate of Leadership is an alternative entry option for students wishing to attain a Master of Leadership but who have not completed a Bachelor Degree. Students entering through this pathway will be given credit for common units and credentials. Likewise, students who enrol in a Master Degree may transfer to the associated Graduate Certificate and graduate on completing the requirements for this course. Master of Leadership does not provide a pathway to a PhD.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Domestic: $19,450
International: $19,450
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2.5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Cloud(online).

Course fee of $14,500 plus $4,950 for Professional Practice Credentials. Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

Further information

This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode

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