Taught course


University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A first or second class undergraduate honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above; A reference from a tutor who has supervised your undergraduate studies (or equivalent); If English is not your first language you will need to have a TOEFL score of 550 or above, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to these scores; You may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) subject to the guidelines set out in the UWBS APL Handbook. APL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning. A minimum one year's management/supervisory experience; Applications are also welcome from inidividuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalentto the above. In such cases , admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of your ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA or Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership focuses on the development of knowledge, skills and competencies for effective leadership. Drawing on contemporary debates and topical issues of relevance, it aims to provide an understanding of leadership in the organisational context.

The course encompasses a range of issues of significance to leaders in organisations and on completion of this course you will be able to apply necessary knowledge and skills to be able to respond to a range of contemporary leadership challenges in organisations.

The programme is suitable for those occupying early leadership and management positions in organisations. It provides the foundations for advancement into more senior leadership roles, or for moves to new organisations. It can also lead to the study of an MSc in Leadership.

You may choose three of the following modules:

  • Perspectives on Leadership
  • Leading in an Organisational Context
  • The Reflective Practitioner
  • Leading Transformation and Change
  • Strategic Management
  • Contemporary Leadership in Practice

Information for international students

TOEFL 550; IELTS 6.0; or equivalent English proficiency. Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Please see contact details below
0800 953 3222