Taught course

Strategy, Change and Leadership

University of Bristol · University of Bristol Business School

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or equivalent qualification, and at least five years' relevant work experience, which should include significant managerial responsibility. In exceptional circumstances, candidates with a lower class of degree, equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience may be admitted if they can demonstrate their potential for master's-level work.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time programme is for mid-career to senior leaders and managers who want to progress in their career, change industry or career, or start their own business. Designed with busy working professionals in mind, this MSc in Strategy, Change and Leadership enables you to gain a master's degree alongside a full-time job.

You will transform your ability to think about and manage organisational change and strategic initiatives. You will develop the skills and mindset to lead strategic change, based on the latest research and evidence on change management, leadership, and strategy in organisations.

This programme will help you shape and enhance your impact as a leader and strategic thinker. You will develop a deep understanding of how to thrive in the new technology-enabled environment, manage the complexities of flexible and dynamic working, and lead diverse multicultural and multi-generational teams.

You will learn through a variety of highly interactive face-to-face and online sessions, such as mini-lectures, case studies, personal reflection and team discussions. You will be working with globally recognised academics from a range of backgrounds in industry and academia.

This programme attracts a diverse cohort which gives you the opportunity to build a strong network of professionals across a range of organisations in the private, public and third sector.

Bristol is one of the top 10 universities in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2024) and is ranked 5th in the UK for research (THE analysis of REF 2021) with 94% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021).

Many of our students have been out of education for a while, so we offer support and guidance to help with such skills as report writing, conducting research and using electronic library resources. Support is available through structured workshops, peer-to-peer support and personal tutoring provision.

Download our programme leaflet.
MSc Strategy, Change and Leadership programme leaflet (PDF, 1,589kB)

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Funding is sometimes available through employer sponsorship.

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    7 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Programme Manager
+44 (0) 117 428 2971