Taught course

Leadership and Management

Institution
University of the Highlands and Islands · Arts, Humanities and Business
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree or above

An ordinary degree will also be considered, along with appropriate professional experience.

Candidates with no formal qualifications, who can demonstrate their abilities and engage in continuing professional development, will be considered

You must also be in employment (paid or voluntary), and able to draw upon your working experience in order to complete assessments

PgCert Leadership and Management (for entry to the PgDip) PgCert Health Leadership and Management (for entry to the PgDip) CMI Executive Diploma BA (Hons) Business and Management or any other Honours programme with the relevant professional experience

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

There are real challenges for leaders and managers with organisations looking to achieve more while controlling and cutting costs. Leaders need to take on greater responsibility to drive innovation and creativity within their teams, finding new solutions and new ways of working.

If you are already a graduate and have recently taken up a leadership position in some organisation - or are about to do so - you will no doubt be considering whether there is anything else you could be doing to develop and improve your leadership and management skills, especially if you wish to take a more proactive role.

This flexible and high quality Masters programme is designed to help you develop and enhance your leadership skills and knowledge through a structured online learning programme that is highly flexible and delivered by experienced practitioners.

Special features

  • Loans for tuition fees are available from the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.
  • Gives you the skills to become a more effective leader
  • Enables you to work proactively, creatively and collaboratively
  • The course is available to study part time and online through the UHI virtual learning environment (VLE), enabling you to fit your study around your personal and professional commitments
  • You can choose to study individual modules for continuing professional development (CPD), or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree

Modules

PgCert

Core modules are:

  • Leading the contemporary workforce
  • Managing in the global network

Option modules, from which you will choose one, include:

  • Information decision making
  • Effective communication
  • Ethical leadership
  • Managing and developing the human resource
  • Reward and development management
  • Employment law
  • Employee relations
  • Performance and partnership working in the public sector
  • Understanding the public service context

PgDip

Core modules are:

  • Entra- and intra-preneurial thinking
  • Collaborative leadership

Option modules, from which you will choose one, include:

  • Information decision making
  • Effective communication
  • Ethical leadership
  • Managing and developing the human resource
  • Reward and development management
  • Employment law
  • Employee relations
  • Performance and partnership working in the public sector
  • Understanding the public service context

MSc

To achieve the award of MSc Leadership and Management you must complete a dissertation

Locations
This course is available online with support from Inverness College UHI, 1 Inverness Campus, Inverness, IV2 5NA

How to apply

If you want to apply for this postgraduate programme click on the Apply button above which will take you to the relevant course page on our website, from there select our Apply tab to complete the online application.

If you still have any questions please get in touch with our information line by email using the links below or call on 0845 272 3600.

Top five reasons to study at UHI

1. Small class sizes mean that you have a more personal experience of university and receive all the support you need from our expert staff

2. Choice of campuses - from small, rural and island communities, to the busy towns and cities of the region, our 13 friendly, safe campuses offer something for everyone

3. The affordable option - if you already live in the Highlands and Islands you don't have to leave home and incur huge debts to go to university; we're right here on your doorstep

4. Do something different and special - UHI has expertise in a variety of specialist subjects, including: renewable energy; adventure tourism; Gaelic; archaeology; marine science; art and textiles, and more!

5. Flexible learning options mean that you can study part time or full time, online from home or work, or at one of our campuses or local learning centres, and fit your study into your life

Information for international students

If you would like to study in a country of outstanding natural beauty, friendly communities, and cities buzzing with social life and activities, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland should be your first choice. We have campuses across the region each one with its own special characteristics from the rich cultural life of the islands to the bright city lights of Perth and Inverness. Some courses are available in one location only, for others you will have a choice; we also have courses that can be studied online from your own home country. Please see our International pages

English Language Requirements
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed on our English language requirements page.

Fees and funding

UK students
In 2017/18 per module (20 credits): Scottish Online £520, Rest of UK and EU Online £650. Masters degree is 6 modules plus dissertation
International students
In 2017/18 per module (20 credits): International online £852. Masters degree is 6 modules plus dissertation

From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500.

Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.

Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April.

Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company

You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan

For a comprehensive list of other funding opportunities available at the university, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months
distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Name
UHI Information Line
Email
info@uhi.ac.uk
Phone
0845 272 3600