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.

Months of entry


Course content

This practical and engaging part-time MSc in Strategy, Change and Leadership is for professionals who want to build on their management experience and progress their leadership career.

This programme will give you the tools and the knowledge to lead high-performing teams, drive organisational change and develop robust strategic direction.

You will gain a broad perspective of the complexities within organisations and the issues affecting success and failure. The executive master's will help you to understand how to enhance your own impact as a leader, develop a deep understanding of how to deal with change and uncertainty, and increase your ability to think about organisational issues and opportunities in different ways.

The programme is delivered through intensive three-day workshops, designed to make a difference to your professional practice month by month. The course is structured to suit busy managers, enabling you to engage in part-time studies whilst performing your demanding work role. Workshops are highly interactive and include mini-lectures, case studies, practical exercises, personal reflection and group work.

You will be taught by leading academics who come from a range of backgrounds in academia and industry. Bristol is a top 5 UK University for research (Times Higher Education, 2022), with 88% of our Business and Management research rated as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021).

The programme attracts a diverse cohort which gives students the opportunity to build a strong network of like-minded professionals across a wide range of sectors.

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 organisation sponsorship, or more commonly through a combination of individual and organisation funding.

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

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 117 428 2971