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MA Leadership and Management

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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

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Course Summary

Course overview

The MA Leadership and Management is suitable for those at different stages of the professional lifecycle who wish to enhance their individual or organisational leadership and management knowledge and practice. This award is designed to accommodate a range of professionals including support or administrative staff, social workers, youth and community workers and health professionals (not in medical roles) who may wish to move into leadership roles. The modules aim to support your academic and professional development and will be tailored to reflect the needs of your working context. Multidisciplinary understanding will be enhanced through shared examination of the challenges that leaders and managers in a range of professional contexts face and explore potential strategies and solutions. Your tutors will work alongside you as colleagues and peer learning that provides insights into other leadership and management contexts for professional practice is a key feature of the award.

This MA Leadership and Management provides a flexible and accessible degree with delivery of taught sessions on Saturdays and online.


Assessment methods are varied, rigorous and appropriate to the element of the award being studied. You will have the opportunity to receive feedback from formative assessments to develop your skills and confidence prior to submitting summative assessments.

Depending on the modules you choose, assessment methods may include: the completion of a reflective professional development portfolio, a critical analysis of current initiatives and appropriate literature, research, a TED Talk and presentations to small groups of fellow students and written accounts relating to the appropriate modules.

Next steps

This course provides CPD opportunities for a range of professionals for whom a master's qualification may enhance opportunities for progression or a change in work roles or contexts. Your future career will be built on a solid foundation of being able to research, think critically and produce written work of a very high standard. Further academic study is also possible if you wish to progress to a doctorate award.


Professional Development which will prepare you for academic study at master's level.
Leadership and Management (40 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

You should normally hold a good honours degree or an equivalent vocational qualification. Applications will be considered on the basis of experience in relevant fields. If you have masters level credit from a relevant qualification, e.g. post graduate certificates related to leadership and management, you may be able to transfer this credit into the course.