Educational Management and Leadership (18 months, Master)


The Master of Arts program Education Sciences: Educational Management and Leadership is designed for offering a comprehensive program in Education Leadership as well as for providing the students with knowledge and skills and also for creating the appropriate conditions that will enable them to become managers/leaders of education.

Employment Opportunities

School Administration and Management, Policy Making, Think Tanks, Research.

Program Outline

Degree Requirements Credits ECTS
Core Courses 6 16
Specialization Courses 9 30
Elective Courses 9 24
Master Thesis 6 20
Total Requirements 30 90

Core Courses 6 Credits 16 ECTS
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
EDG599 Educational research methodology 3 10
EDG609 Socio-cultural educational issues 3 6

Specialization Courses 9 Credits 30 ECTS
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
EDG610 Educational Management and School Organisation Management 3 10
EDG612 School improvement 3 10
EDG613 Leadership in Education 3 10

Elective Courses 9 Credits 24 ECTS

Επιλογή τριών (3) μαθημάτων

Code Course Title Credits ECTS
EDG605 Comparative Education 3 8
EDG608 Contemporary issues in Education Leadership 3 8
EDG615 Human Resource Management 3 8
EDG616 Evaluation of Educational Work 3 8
EDG617 Introducing Innovations in Education 3 8
EDG618 Quality Assurance in the School Unit 3 8
EDG627 Educational Policy 3 8
EDG629 Multicultural Education 3 8
N/A Elective course from the available Elective courses from another programs of MA Education Sciences 3 8

Master Thesis 6 Credits 20 ECTS

Διπλωματική Εργασία ή Επιλογή Δύο Μαθημάτων

Code Course Title Credits ECTS
EDG695 Master Thesis 6 20
Research Courses 6 20

Επιλογή ενός (1) Μαθήματος Έρευνας:

Code Course Title Credits ECTS
EDG681 Quantitative Research approaches in Education Sciences 3 12
EDG682 Qualitative Research Approaches in Education Sciences 3 12
N/A One Elective Course 3 8

* Οι επιλογές των μαθημάτων γίνονται με τη σύμφωνη γνώμη του ακαδημαϊκού συμβούλου.

Objectives & Outcomes

General Objectives

The course aims to:

  • the provision of a comprehensive program regarding Educational Management and Leadership
  • the provision of knowledge and skills for creating the appropriate conditions that will enable students to become managers/leaders of education
  • the provision of knowledge and skills in the research field of Educational Management and Leadership
Specific Objectives

The course aims to:

  • The preparation of students for effectively organising and managing schools and education system
  • The preparation of executive education managers who act creatively and productively
  • The enhancement of students’ knowledge and skills for conducting, studying and critically evaluating research projects and research models in the field of Education Leadership for being able to dynamically exercise their role as educational leaders and researchers of international renown.
  • The provision of students with knowledge, attitudes, and skills for being able to offer their services to the wider educational community
Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, students are expected to:

  • Design, complete and present small or large scale educational research
  • Analyse and evaluate research studies that adopt quantitative and/or qualitative approaches within the field of Education leadership.
  • Complete postgraduate research on a specialised topic of Education Leadership
  • Analyse and explain the relation among philosophy and education or understand institutions, procedures and results of the contemporary educational systems from a sociological perspective or comment concerning the theories and research findings of educational psychology and apply different psychological theories in educational practice or to develop attitudes that are necessary to teachers for being able/capable to meet the needs of cultural diversity
  • Develop a broad understanding of the educational organisation as part of the social system, realise the dynamic environment in which the school and the educational system operate and familiarise themselves to analyse  basic operations of management and how these can be applied to the school unit level.
  • Be aware of the characteristic elements of a leaders’ behaviour, understand the aspects of the leadership’s phenomenon in relation to the micro-society of school and relate leadership with the effectiveness of the educational unit.
  • Gain knowledge in areas concerning motivation, conflict management, successful communication, organisation climate/culture and the management of human and materialistic-technical resources.
  • Understand the need of introducing innovations within an educational organisation for its constant improvement, describe the steps for successfully introducing innovations and realise the educator’s role, especially the principal’s  of the school unit in introducing innovations in schools.
  • Understand the basic principles of educational policy, distinguish the difference among the theoretical dimension and its practical application, recognise the ‘pressure groups’ that influence educational policy in Cyprus and critically delineate the basic features of the international educational discourse.
  • Distinguish the factors that influence school effectiveness, gain knowledge regarding theoretical models for improving school effectiveness, study the results of quantitative and qualitative research that shed light on the factors which affect the effectiveness of an organisation and on the improvement procedure of school effectiveness.
  • Utilise technology as a mean for administrative organisation and modernisation of the school unit.

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Year of Graduation: 2008

Working as: Teacher, High School

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Christiana Pieroulli Pishia

Program of Study: Educational Management and Leadership (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2010

Working as: Assistant Director of Primary Education, Ministry of Education and Culture

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Maria Lili Nicolaou

Program of Study: Educational Management and Leadership (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2011

Working as: Teacher for Computers, Secondary Education

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Program of Study: Educational Management and Leadership (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2011

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Careers & Employment

School management, Administration of School System. Additional qualification for promotion to the whole educational spectrum (Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary, Technical)

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