Entry requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:2 first degree/Bachelor degree equivalent
  • Relevant previous professional experience will also be considered

If applicants apply to be admitted at Year 2 and do not have the prior or equivalent PGCert, then they must demonstrate at least 5 years experiential learning in a relevant leadership role through the University’s Accreditation of Experiential Learning (APEL) process. Applicants applying through APEL must be able to complete either a challenge assessment or produce a portfolio of evidence.

Find out more about the APEL process (PDF File 875 KB).

Applicants will be assessed on their personal statement as well as the entry qualifications.

We welcome equivalent qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.5, Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

Months of entry


Course content

Increasingly, leaders in the field of social change are finding that traditional approaches are insufficient to meet social need in a highly-connected world. The generators of need are now complex and interrelated. Leaders are finding themselves in a new world of peer-based collaboration and interdependency.

This is a part-time, 2 year course equipping leaders in health, social care, criminal justice, third sector, clergy/faith leaders, community development, and education sectors to lead social change in an age of increasing disruption. You'll work as collaborators and partners, leading highly autonomous teams that develop emergent responses to complex environments.

Information for international students

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Fees and funding

For more information, including how and when to pay, download the brochure (PDF File 1,143 KB).

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 136 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 102 KB).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0800 923 8888