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    100% ONLINE
    Master of Education
    in Educational
    Two-year programme 180 credits
    FEES PER CREDIT - 2018: R 158

Master of Education in Educational Management

The online MEd in Educational Management is relevant to anyone involved in the formal or informal education sector.

The range of modules will add value to previous learning and provide conceptual and theoretical frameworks to make sense of and review practices. While the programme is globally informed, participants will be expected to interrogate imported knowledge in the light of their local contextual knowledge and practice and to find their own educational management voice. In short, the programme is designed to raise questions, stimulate critical thought and support reflective professional practice. 

Admission requirements: 

Qualified teachers and education managers holding a BEd Honours degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in Education either in Leadership and Management or its equivalent will be considered for the programme.

Other Honours degrees as well as Bachelor’s degrees will also be considered. International qualifications will be verified by SAQA and considered.

Have a question? Email enquiries@online.uj.ac.za or phone 0800 980 364 (toll-free).

Reasons to Enrol in a UJ Online Programme

Our online programmes are carefully designed to make earning an accredited university qualification possible for students from all walks of life.

Students benefit from the rigour and faculty instruction of a traditional programme, made accessible online.

No travel required

6 start dates per year

Pay per module

Fully supported

Work and learn


Module A deals with theories related to selected aspects of groups and organisations. Topics include organisational theory, organisational culture and culture in organisations.
Module B focuses on group and organisational change, theory and practice. Topics include the contemporary leadership and change readiness, resistance to change and change leadership. .
This module will inform and scaffold students’ knowledge of fundamental leadership concepts, variations of educational leadership styles and practices, and understanding of factors contributing to leadership effectiveness.
This module will expose students to leadership theories, models and practices that impact on schools. It shall further encourage students to develop personal leadership attributes and capacity and a leadership philosophy.
This module addresses theoretical perspectives that undergird the field of human resource management. It also includes topics such as people management, conflict in organisations, performance management and professional development.
This module entails a critical consideration of existing and emerging issues in financial and physical resource management in education. It also covers the economics of education.
This module introduces students to the foundations of law and policy, sources of law, and the constitution and law. It also includes human rights and labour relations in education.
This module deals with learner discipline, which includes topics such as sources of law, due process and codes of conduct. It also covers sport law that embraces risk management, standards of care, HIV/AIDS and child protection.
Data collection and capture in qualitative research focusing specifically within the framework of a case study design. This would include an introduction to basic concepts in qualitative research and research methods including interviews and participant observation and capturing the data collected in a suitable format.
Data analysis in qualitative research. Graphical display and descriptive analysis and interpretation. Students will be providing a thick description of the qualitative data collected.
Data collection and capture in quantitative research focusing specifically within the framework of a case study design. This would include an introduction to basic concepts in quantitative research, questionnaire design and capturing the data collected in a suitable format such as SPSS.
Data analysis in quantitative research. Graphical display and frequencies of data as in descriptive statistics. Statistical analysis of data namely association and correlation statistics, factor and item analysis and analysis of variance.


Introduction and background to the research problem as part of a draft article to be produced. This will include research questions, aims and objectives, as well as a defensible research design and methodology.
This module will include the development of a literature review and a theoretical framework for this case study. These will be presented according to the prescribed requirements of the selected accredited journal.
This module will focus on data collection and the analysis in support of the discussion and conclusion to follow in the final module. These will be presented according to the prescribed requirements of the selected accredited journal.
This module will entail the findings, discussion, recommendations and conclusion towards the submission of the draft article. This submission should include the requirements prescribed by an accredited journal such as references.
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