Taught course

Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship - Strategic Leadership in Public Services

Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent academic or professional qualification with at least three years of work experience.

Applicants will also be required to attend an interview face-to-face, or by telephone or Skype.

Months of entry


Course content

This Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship is for aspiring and substantive senior leaders and managers within public service organisations who want to make a difference through public service.

This innovative, flexible, work-based postgraduate course is designed to integrate world-leading research insights with students own professional experience to further enhance their leadership capabilities.

Students will draw on their knowledge and experience; engage in discussion and debate on issues and themes of contemporary leadership and management practice in public service organisations and partnerships. During the programme, there is particular emphasis on individual and organisational development and processes and relationships within and between organisations.

Throughout the programme, apprentices will develop their ability to critically analyse behaviour and actions within their organisations; problem solve, plan and employ critical judgement through careful consideration of current and future management and organisational challenges.

On joining the course apprentices become an ‘Affiliate’ member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) for the full duration of the programme and have access to a range of membership support and benefits. Successful graduates will receive a dual award including a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Management and Leadership and the potential to achieve full Chartered Manager status (CMgr), subject to meeting the professional work experience requirements.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453