Taught course

Leadership (Advanced Professional Practice)

University of Westminster, London · Leadership and Professional Development

Entry requirements

Participants admitted to this course will normally have satisfied at least two of the following criteria: Relevant professional/work-based experience of at least 5 years, including 2 years in a role that involves leadership roles and responsibilities Sufficiently robust CV that we are confident indicates an ability to handle both the academic and practical elements of the programme Strong covering letter/personal statement for the motivation to join the programme An undergraduate qualification or equivalent relevant professional qualification and at least 4 years work-based experience in employment or voluntary work with some responsibility for managing others

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Leadership will support you to explore different approaches in leadership so that you develop creative and collaborative practices to achieve a positive outcome to future professional challenges.

All of your leadership learning and development will be focused on the exploration and analysis of the issues you, and the others in your cohort face in your workplaces. You will analyse current leadership practices and strategies, informed by relevant research and critique and reflection. You will develop your leadership skills through action learning and exploring specific work related projects. You will learn to recognise, evaluate and/or argue for alternative approaches to leadership and organisational concerns, making useful and informed connections across related fields.

This course is designed for individuals whose work context and role places them in a position of leadership. This programme is also appropriate for groups of employees coming from the same organisation who also are in positions of leadership.

Please Note: All applicants should be able to provide a reference from their employer showing support for their participation.

Information for international students

For applicants who have not received their secondary education in the medium of English, a score of 6.5 in the British Council IELTS test (including a minimum score of 6.5 in the written component), or equivalent language assessment

Qualification and course duration


part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

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