Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Management and Leadership (Senior Leader Apprenticeship+)

Cranfield University · School of Management

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Entry requirements

We welcome applications from talented candidates from all backgrounds. Candidates are normally high potential, early-career managers with one to five years’ post-qualification experience in any sector.

Candidates normally possess a first or second class, UK honours degree (or international equivalent). Alternatively, we will consider a professional qualification (such as CIMA, ACA, ACCA) together with a minimum of five years’ post-qualification work experience.

Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may also be considered. Professional experience and personal qualities are equally important to us and each application is considered on its individual merit.

Before an application is submitted for the Senior Leader Apprenticeship programme, you need to have approval from the employer. Students have to be employed and your employer has to agree to provide you with the support and supervision to carry out your job role and your apprenticeship. It is a requirement of the Apprenticeship Funding Rules that you are working at least 50% of your contracted hours in England.

A three-way agreement needs to be put in place between Cranfield University, your employer, and you.

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time programme meets the requirements of the revised Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship Standard. Eligible organisations can use £14,000 of their Apprenticeship Levy to cover Part I of the programme tuition fee. Part II can be funded by your employer or you. Find out more about our Postgraduate Apprenticeships.

Our Senior Leader Apprenticeship+ Management and Leadership MSc programme has been designed in two parts and is delivered in partnership with Grant Thornton. Part I provides a distinctive and collaborative learning experience, with intense and interactive classroom sessions. You will develop leadership and management capabilities enabling you to become a reflective and evidence-based leader of the future.

On successful completion of the taught modules, you are qualified to progress onto Part II, the Management and Leadership MSc, which enables you to cement your learning and complete a significant work-based project within your organisation.

You will benefit from a diverse student cohort and our faculty’s direct involvement with global businesses. On successful completion of Part I and Part II you will be awarded the Management and Leadership MSc and you’ll have a deep understanding of contemporary business issues and a capacity to assume active leadership roles.

If you are looking for information about the self-funded part-time Management and Leadership MSc, please view here.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    26 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+ 44 (0)1234 758081