Entry requirements

Applicants suitable for the MSc or PgCert Leadership and Management Practice will typically have some experience of managing within an organization, they may be new in role or a manager wanting to develop their knowledge skills and practice.

Given the general nature of assessment, candidates will normally have some managerial experience and have one of the following:
  • a degree from a recognised University or equivalent awarding institution at second class honours level or above
  • a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to the above; or
  • an award which the University has agreed to accept as equivalent to the above
Where a candidate does not fulfil the standard entry qualification, the Programme Leader may interview the person to determine their suitability for the Programme.
The course team has a strong commitment to widening participation and positively welcomes non-standard applicants. Candidates with management experience and a demonstrated aptitude for study can be accepted without previous experience of higher education at the discretion of the programme leader.
Where English is not the candidate's first language, or their first degree was not taught and assessed wholly in English, an IELTS score of 6.0 must be achieved, with no individual score of less than 5.5.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course is ideal for managers or those with ambitions for a management role who would benefit from the skills and education to support career performance and progression.​
  • Complete the course over 24 months part-time
  • Start your studies in September or January
  • Benefit from part block teaching for extra flexibility and the ability to fit studies around existing commitments
  • Enjoy course content and teaching informed by proprietary business research and academics’ close links to business
  • Learn techniques to enhance your leadership and management practice

This programme, which can be undertaken as a PgCert or MSc, offers an alternative management training option to an MBA.

It is aimed at managers or those who have ambitions for a management role and would like a qualification to support career progression as a manger or leader. It focuses on the practice of leadership and management, as opposed to the MBA, which seeks to understand the functions of business. ​

You will have one three-day block of study per month.

Information for international students

Please note: this programme is not suitable for students who require a Tier 4 visa. Due to immigration requirements, Tier 4 international students must study on a full-time basis.

Fees and funding

UK students
£34.75 per credit

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44(0)151 231 5090