Master of Instructional Leadership

  • CRICOS code: 084959E

Course overview

  • 1 year full time / 2 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Summer Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


✓ Designed for school-based leaders or those looking to upskill into leadership

✓ Evidence-based approach to leadership study

✓ Course built on research

✓ Network with other leaders

✓ The only specific Instructional Leadership course in Australia

The Master of Instructional Leadership allows you to build your skills and knowledge to enhance effective teaching and learning, and contribute to greater student achievement. The Master of Instructional Leadership focuses on the impact of evidence-based approaches to the leadership of teaching and learning, with a strong emphasis on research.

Who is the course for?

The Master of Instructional Leadership has been created for a variety of education professionals. The content is tailored to both current school-based leaders and principals, as well as aspiring leaders looking to attain leadership roles. The course is particularly useful for teachers as they learn to better understand themselves as a leader, as well as gaining knowledge on how to best implement leadership strategies and tactics.

Why choose the Master of INSTRUCTIONAL leadership with us?

Our Master of Instructional Leadership is the only specific course of its kind in Australia. The course aligns with the Australian Professional Standard for Principals, developed by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, an organisation of which MGSE's Professor John Hattie chairs. On the program, you’ll be taught by a number of internationally-recognised education experts. As well as strong leaders and educators, the course has also been built for practical application in the real world, with a focus on upskilling into leadership positions and gaining confidence through study.

The reputation of the University of Melbourne is strong and globally recognised, particularly for education where MGSE has been ranked #1* in Australia. We are at the cutting edge of teaching and research.

Support while you learn

We take pride in the excellent support we offer our Master of Instructional Leadership students from enrolment, throughout their studies, and beyond. If you are an Indigenous student, we offer a range of support services here at the University of Melbourne via Murrup Barak. Find out more here.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Education