Taught course

Place Management and Leadership

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Business and Law

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.

Months of entry


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 three-day blocks of master classes, followed by distance learning and tutor support.

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.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
16 months


part time
8 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 247 6969