Master programme in Educational Leadership and School Development
Bachelor of Arts/Science in Education 180 ECTS credits including degree project 15 ECTS credits, or equivalent qualifications. Upper secondary school level Swedish 3 or B, Swedish as a Second Language 3 or B, or equivalent. Upper secondary school level English 6 or A, or equivalent.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|The Political Governance of Schools and School Leadership (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Leading Local School Improvement (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Schools as Learning Organisations (Obligatory)||15|
|Research Methods (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|School leadership and management (Elective)||15|
|Independent project in Educational Leadership and School Development I (Elective)||15|
|Professional dialogue (Elective)||15|
|Semester 6||ECTS credits|
|Theoretical and methodological approaches in research on educational leadership and school improvement (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 7||ECTS credits|
|Independent project in Educational Leadership and School Development (End semester: 8)||30|
|Independent project in Educational Leadership and School Development II (Elective)||15|
*Full-time study always equals 30 ECTS credits per semester (20 weeks).
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.
Läsårs- och programvärderingar
DegreeThe programme concludes with a Degree of master of Social Work (120 credits) in Educational Work. There is also an option to graduate with a Degree of master of Social Work (60 credits).
Further StudiesUpon completion of the programme, you can go on to further studies at doctoral level.
You can find more information about doctoral studies at kau.se
- Start Autumn 2023
- Mode of study Distance with on-campus meetings (Karlstad)
- Language Swedish
- Application code KAU-79998
- Study pace 50% (Day)