The Place Management and Leadership programme is an international, part-time course that is predominantly for existing practitioners in the place management sector. Place management encompasses a range of professions internationally, including town and city centre management, market management, Downtown and Mainstreet management, destination management and marketing, Business Improvement District management and city marketing and branding. It is increasingly involving civic society and the third sector, and embraces new approaches to place change such as the Transition Town movement. For this reason the course is also suitable for local politicians and local community members leading or contributing to place initiatives
The programme has been designed around the worldwide professional standards developed by the Institute of Place Management to support those that are already in, or wish to move into, a strategic role in place management. A blended learning delivery model is adopted. Each 30 credit unit is delivered through a three-day blocks of master classes, followed by distance learning and tutor support.
Delivered by a team of internationally renowned academics and practitioners, all assessments are designed to have impact on specific locations and you will be able to network with managers and leaders in a variety of places.
Features and benefits of the course
-This is a unique course. Manchester Met is the only university to offer postgraduate qualifications in Place Management -This course is accredited by the Institute of Place Management -The Institute of Place Management brings together long-standing streams of research that Manchester Met has international renown for and which, together, represent the more impactful areas of marketing, in terms of the reach and significance they have on society -The course is delivered by a team of internationally renowned academics and practitioners -All assessments are designed to have impact on specific locations -You will be able to network with managers and leaders in a variety of places. Over 100 students have studied Place Management with us, from 22 different countries -Manchester Met is a world-leader in the study of Place Management and launched the Journal of Place Management and Development in 2008. We actively encourage students to publish work of suitable standard
All assessments are designed to have impact on specific locations.