Taught course

Management (Leadership)

University of Essex · Essex Business School

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Become a better manager by studying people and behaviour with MSc Management (Leadership). This course is perfect if you do not have a first degree in business, or relevant work experience in management.

As one of Essex Business School’s unique Masters of management pathways, you will study a core spine of management and organisational issues in term one. You will then specialise in leadership in your second term where you will explore issues like psychoanalysis, leadership development, well-being and power structures.

The optional modules that allow you to specialise in leadership will be delivered by the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies and will allow you to align your course with your career aspirations so that you graduate with a perfectly tailored Masters degree in leadership and management.

If you are interested in issues such as: managing people, work-based behaviour, well-being in the workplace and how to be an effective leader then MSc Management (Leadership) is for you.

We ensure that your education in management is both theoretical and practical, allowing you to develop expertise in a chosen area of leadership and management. In your last term you’ll have the opportunity to conduct a case study of the performance of an organisation during a short term placement.

MSc Management (Leadership) is one of five Masters of management pathways at Essex Business School: Management, International, Marketing, Leadership or Advertising and Corporate Communications. All Masters of management pathways follow the same core management modules in term one allowing students the option of selecting their preferred management specialism up to the end of term one.

MSc Management (Leadership) is taught at Essex Business School, champions of responsible management and sustainable business. As an internationally diverse school, our students and staff join us from across the globe. PPS are internationally-recognised experts from a range of disciplines in depth psychology. This combination of practical management skills and detailed psychoanalysis will equip you with powerful tools to take on a leadership role of your choice.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for scholarships and discounts, including those for students joining us from overseas. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, for students from the UK and EU who meet the eliblibility criteria.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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