About Leadership

The University of Victoria offers programs leading to the Master of Education (MEd) and the Master of Arts (MA) in Leadership Studies. These degrees are intended for students with diverse backgrounds who have earned undergraduate degrees. The aim of the program is to broaden understandings of contemporary theories and practices of leadership, education, learning and issues that affect schools, community, and society. Candidates will choose their specific degree, MEd or MA, before entering the program.


Master of Education in Leadership

About the Master of Education in Leadership

Leadership is about confidently using your skills, passion and values to enact change in organization life. You will study the theories & philosophies of leadership, and learn how to apply these to your own contexts, while developing professional skills in organizational management. This program can either focus on adult Education and Community Engagement, or Educational Administration. The Master of Education is project based and prepares you directy to enter the job market.

Program information

Level: Graduate Program Length: 2 years
Intake: 15 Includes summer term: Yes
Co-op: Optional Full-time or part-time: Full-time (intensive)
Department: EPLS Location: UVic
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Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies

About the Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies

The program is individually designed (offered by special arrangement only), with an emphasis on creating a program that examines leadership theory & practices in particular fields of disciplinary interest. It is designed to empower the next generation of researchers, scholars, and practitioners to make significant contributions to the field and address the diverse needs of the world at large. Offered

Program information

Level: Graduate Program Length: 5 to 7 years
  Includes summer term: Optional
Co-op: Optional Full-time or part-time: Full or Part-time
Department: EPLS Location: UVic
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What you can do with a degree in leadership:

  • Human resources manager
  • Recreation director
  • Community development
  • Principal/vice-president
  • Executive director, non-profit organizations
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Youth program coordinator
  • Education policy specialist