Taught course

Leadership in Professional Contexts

Institution
University of Aberdeen · School of Education
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with a 2:2 or above from a recognised university or body. In exceptional circumstances applicants without this qualification may be admitted at the discretion of the Programme Director subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of experience, appropriate to the field of study.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

For aspiring and existing leaders in various professional settings, the programme will provide a framework for leadership development which takes account of the circumstances generated by changes in social and economic conditions and by policy affairs and external forces. Participants will:

  • extend their knowledge and understanding of leadership and management theory
  • link theory to practice in their role or aspirant role
  • engage in critical reflection on their own practice by analysing critically evidence and arguments to support professional judgements in complex and sometimes ambiguous situations
  • enhance their skills to lead improvement in professional settings (including education, social services, nursing, other caring agencies and the police)
  • frame enquiries into practice to make an informed contribution to current professional debates
  • work towards, and demonstrate competence against, a range of professional Standards

By providing a flexible programme of modules, the programme will:

  • show how research generates different perspectives on professional knowledge
  • enable participants to gain a deeper understanding of a range of theoretical approaches and how these can be applied to improve professional practice
  • facilitate the generation, leading and evaluation of change solutions in a variety of practice settings.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months
distance learning
36 months
online
36 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
distance learning
24 months
online
24 months

PGCert

part time
12 months
distance learning
12 months
online
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Education
Email
study@abdn.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1224 274776