University of Newcastle

Master of Leadership and Management in Education

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Master of Leadership and Management in Education program is focused on exposing students to innovative research and practice in the leadership, management and administration of educational institutions. Taught by experienced practitioners and active researchers in the field, this program explicitly integrates theory and practice to enable graduates to apply the latest research to refine and improve practice in their own contexts.

Designed for

Practising and prospective leaders, managers and other executives and educators


The Master of Leadership and Management in Education is an AQF Level 9 Masters Coursework qualification. To qualify for the Master of Leadership and Management in Education students must successfully complete 80 units of study consisting of a combination of 40 units of core courses, and 40 units of selected courses from the directed list.Students must only complete courses that form part of the program and must not complete more than 80 units.


  • Leadership and management in education

Standard entry requirements

  • The Master of Leadership and Management in Education is an 80-unit postgraduate qualification, with admission available for applicants who have at least two years’ work experience and one of the following qualifications or equivalent:Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma
  • Or Bachelor Honours Degree
  • Or Bachelor Degree
  • Or Diploma or Advanced Diploma plus five years' demonstrable relevant work experience.Relevant fields and applicable work experience includes education, teaching, training, education manager, or equivalent.Work experience can be demonstrated through: certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

Study pathways

Applicants who do not satisfy the requirements for direct entry to the award may enter via completion of the Graduate Certificate in Education.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan Domestic: $20,610
International: $35,920
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 1 year
Online Domestic: $20,610
International: $35,920
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan, Online.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Further information

Many alumni of the program have been successful in gaining promotion and/or admission to doctoral study.

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