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Leadership Studies

Leadership Studies

Why study Leadership at UVic?

We invite you to join with us in a critical investigation of the role of leaders in contemporary society and a focused exploration of leadership as a multidisciplinary field of inquiry and scholarship. Our program encompasses a broad range of themes from policy making and democratic decision making to community and cultural leadership and from the potential of teacher-leadership in processes of school improvement to leadership and learning for social justice and community development.

Fellowships and scholarships are available for qualified students, and we offer teaching and research opportunities that provide students with real-life job experience. As a result, our students have an excellent record of job attainment following graduation. See what our satisfied students have to say.

Leadership Studies programs and courses Programs and courses

The aim of our MEd and MA programs is to broaden students' understanding of contemporary theories and practices of leadership, education, learning, and issues that affect schools, communities, and society. 

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Delivery methodsOur graduate advisor is available to help you create a program plan that meets your interests and goals, and our flexible programs can be customized to work in harmony with your busy life. Our elective options allow you customize your program and explore different areas of interest. Our programs feature a high level of in-class discussion, social interaction with peers, and knowledgeable and approachable professors.

Students are given five years to complete the MEd and MA programs, and seven are allowed for the PhD. The MEd can be completed in 3 summers on-campus. Most of the students in the summer program reside outside of Victoria and travel from other provinces or places as distant as Kuwait, El Salvador, and Japan.

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