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Your programme of study

If you are determined to get into management within the public sector perhaps you could consider advanced training to help you get there. Leadership in Professional Contexts allows you the time to explore understanding of leadership as a set of skills and knowledge to boost practical application at work. You critically reflect your own practise and work towards a range of professional standards within leadership.  The programme gives you insight into leading from the middle, effective school improvement, professional development, strategic planning, management and leadership, financial planning and leadership and the law. It is a very comprehensive programme to give you the confidence to make evidence based decisions and use your training to make the best possible choices within your career.

You learn leadership in light of wide ranging changes to social, economic and government conditions and policies to extend knowledge of leadership and management theory. You enhance skills in professional settings such as education, social services, nursing, caring agencies and policies inform professional debates.

Courses listed for the programme

Compulsory Courses 36 months MSc

  • Exploring Leadership
  • Work- Based Project /Dissertation


  • Leading and Managing from the Middle
  • Action Research Project
  • Mentoring in Professional Contexts
  • Leading Effective School Improvement
  • Leading Professional Development
  • Leading Learning and Teaching
  • Leading Change
  • Strategic Planning, Management and Leadership in Professional Organisations
  • Financial Planning, Management and Leadership in Professional Organisations
  • School Leadership and the Law

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page


Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You gain first hand knowledge and experience within a range of settings such as education, social services, fire and rescue, nursing, healthcare, caring agencies, police and security, and other public sector organisations 

Where you study

  • Online
  • Part Time
  • September or January
  • 12 months or 24 months or 36 months

International Student Fees 2017/2018

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*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.


View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page



Living in Aberdeen

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•           Your Accommodation

•            Campus Facilities

•            Aberdeen City

•            Student Support

•            Clubs and Societies

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Living costs


Visit the Leadership in Professional Contexts page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!






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