Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent
  • a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to the above
Mature entry:
The course team has a strong commitment to widening participation and positively welcomes non-standard applicants. Candidates with some management experience or are about to enter a managerial role and have a demonstrated aptitude for study can be accepted without previous experience of higher education. Admission will normally be by interview, after formal application in order to assess their aptitude for study.
Credits may be awarded for learning already undertaken in the University or elsewhere for which you have received qualifications or certificates. You may also submit a claim for recognition of unaccredited prior learning (RP(E)L). This may be for work you have accomplished in a professional, paid or voluntary capacity. This has to be submitted via an RPL form with supporting evidence. You will also be liable to pay an administration fee and charge per credit.
All RP(E)L claims must be applied for at the point of admission and cannot be considered at a later stage
Overseas qualifications:
  • 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 6.5 must be achieved, with no individual score of less than 5.5.
  • The programme complies fully with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.
  • If you have any specific queries, please contact busadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

LJMU's Leadership and Management programme supports career progression for managers or those with ambitions to take up a management role.
  • Specialist routes in Leadership, Organisation development or, Policing and Law Enforcement enable you to focus on areas of interest
  • Designed with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to meet employer training needs for leaders
  • Taught by academics who are respected experts, academics, consultants and business practitioners with strong business links
  • Offers an alternative management development programme to the MBA, focusing on practice rather than function
  • Ideal for strategic leaders or middle managers looking to improve results or advance in their career
  • Specialist options allow you to focus on areas of particular relevance to your role or organisation
  • Course content has a real word focus and is based on current practice
The programme is personalised to individuals and customised for businesses so that they can apply the necessary management practices to ensure that:
  • students make an immediate impact in their job
  • skills are practiced and knowledge applied
  • time away from work is kept to a minimum with learning happening in the workplace
Liverpool Business School at Liverpool John Moores University is a member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
AACSB International is a global association of leaders in education and business dedicated to supporting and advancing quality business education worldwide. Through membership, accreditation, research, thought leadership, professional development, and advocacy, AACSB partners with over 1,500 organizations, from more than 90 countries globally. Membership or participation in the Global Education Alliance does not imply accreditation.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44(0)151 231 5090