Master's Degree in Management and Administration in Education - Educational Leadership. Department of Primary Education.Faculty of Education of Florina. University of Western Macedonia.


The graduates critically understand and negotiate basic concepts and theoretical approaches in the fields of Organisation and Management of Education and of the Educational Leadership.
Identify, analyse, and follow modern trends and perceptions regarding the science of managing educational systems and school units (knowledge and skills).
The graduates may innovate in the exercise of the educational management and of the educational leadership, expanding their knowledge and their experience on the basis of theoretical assumptions and research data (knowledge and skills), while being capable of producing scientific knowledge and conducting research (knowledge - skill - competence). They are capable of designing the educational policy and exercising administration at a system and educational organization level (skill and competence). They work independently and effectively within research teams and within the educational frameworks of formal and informal learning (competence). The graduates are capable of designing, implementing, documenting, and presenting with clarity and precision proper scientific research. Moreover, they are capable of using previous knowledge and applying them on new subjects, successfully cope with professional positions related to school. In addition, they are capable of successfully fulfilling the obligations of superior administrative positions in education, ranging from the development of teaching programmes and the design of the educational policy, to undertaking consulting and managerial duties in education. The graduates have the necessary learning skills that allow them to continue their studies in a way that is largely autonomous or independent.

Further Information

The postgraduate programme aims to the training of sciences - researchers in the field of Organising - Managing Education and Educational Leadership. Its objective field is the specialisation of scientists and researchers, who shall be competent of understanding with sufficiency and fullness the theoretical origins and the modern trends about the Organisation and Management of Education and Educational Leadership. In addition, its purpose is the conduct of original research and the generation of new knowledge in relation to the aforementioned fields, which shall assist to the development of the educational system and of the school unit. The graduates shall be find employment in any rank of the educational system, being personnel who are specialised and theoretically trained, and have disposition towards research and towards the improvement of the efficiency of the educational system.

Relation To Employment

This title is useful for the professional advancement of educational executives in administrative positions.


Access to this type of qualification have those who hold a Bachelor Degree (level 6). The selection of graduate students is mainly based on the following criteria: the overall grade of the Bachelor Degree, the grades in undergraduate courses that are relevant with the subjects of the Master’s program, the performance in thesis, where is foreseen at the undergraduate level and any research activity of the candidate. The detailed application of the above mentioned criteria, the definition of additional criteria or the conducting of examinations and interviews, the results of which are taken into account in the selection, are determined by decision of the relevant Department.
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.