Entry requirements

Normally a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in any subject. We will also consider your application if you have significant, relevant experience or degree-equivalent profession qualifications. International students please see www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Place Management and Leadership programme is an international part-time course that is predominantly for existing practitioners in the place management sector. Place management encompasses a range of professions internationally, including town and city centre management, market management, Downtown and Mainstreet management, destination management and marketing, Business Improvement District management and city marketing and branding. It is increasingly involving civic society and the third sector, and embraces new approaches to place change such as the Transition Town movement. For this reason the course is also suitable for local politicians and local community members leading or contributing to place initiatives

The programme has been designed around the worldwide professional standards developed by the Institute of Place Management to support those that are already in, or wish to move into, a strategic role in place management. A blended learning delivery model is adopted. Each 30 credit unit is delivered through a 3 day block of master classes, followed by distance learning and tutor support.

This is a unique course and we are the only university to offer postgraduate qualifications in Place Management. The course is fully accredited by the Institute of Place Management. Delivered by a team of internationally renowned academics and practitioners, all assessments are designed to have impact on specific locations and you will be able to network with managers and leaders in a variety of places.

Special Features:

  • You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus. Watch the video to find out more.
  • This course is accredited by the Institute of Place Management

Themes

Units on the programme will introduce students to contemporary and critical perspectives about place management and development covering: principles of place management, marketing and branding, governance and partnership development, place planning and development, place operations management and a research project.

Two thirds of over 400 surveyed UK town centre managers have identified that they want additional development in this area. Graduates are expected to combine their Place Management qualification with their current qualifications and personal achievements to develop a unique profile that stands out from other candidate.

The aim of the qualification is to develop confident, highly reflective and respected place managers, capable of strategic thinking and transformative but inclusive place management. Two thirds of over 400 surveyed UK town centre managers have identified that they want additional development in this area, and this need has also been mirrored in research undertaken in Europe, Australia and USA. Graduates can expect to combine their Place Management qualification with their current qualifications and personal achievements to develop a unique profile that stands out internationally. This course is professionally accredited by the Institute of Place Management. Successful completion of the MSc in Place Management enables graduates to apply for Fellow status.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
Please refer to the Manchester Met website for the latest fee information: www.mmu.ac.uk
International students
Please refer to the Manchester Met website for the latest fee information: www.mmu.ac.uk

For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months

PGDip

part time
16 months

PGCert

part time
8 months

Course contact details

Name
Prof Cathy Parker
Email
c.parker@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969