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Leadership and Change (MSc)

Course Description

The future depends on leaders with the vision to be at the forefront of economic growth and change - change that will not only aid the economy, but also ensure that this is accompanied by good and transparent governance.

This course has been designed to equip the next generation of leaders with skills in management, strategic planning, project design, implementation and monitoring, together with finance and management, or communication expertise.

You will develop your knowledge, skills and awareness enabling you to help leaders transform their organisations by providing leadership through the creation and communication of shared vision and values. This will help you to achieve world-class standards of performance. You will study the board, executive and good governance; leadership, change management, and the development and implementation of change. You will also gain the vital professional and transferable skills of leadership, effective communication, team building, project management and personal development.

- Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.

Visit the website http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/leadershipandchange_msc

Mature Applicants

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/recognition-of-prior-learning.htm).

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


This course will benefit you if you are in a professional roles in multinational, global organisations. It attracts mature students from all types of organisations and professions, including government officials and ministers, public and private sector managers, and public servants such as military and police personnel.

- Head of Transformation Delivery
- Business Change Manager
- Project Manager
- Managing Director

Careers advice: The dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Visit the careers site - https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/employability/jobs-careers-support.htm

Course Benefits

At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. To see our full programme and to register for a lecture click here (http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/guestspeakers).

Core Modules

Advanced Project & Risk Management
Learn to apply and use a range of principles, tools and techniques that assist project managers in ensuring that the project is delivered on time, to the right standard and to budget.

Corporate Strategy
Develop a strategic organisational perspective as well as a basis for progression and application of strategic level skills, competencies, and decision-making capability.

Critical Perspectives in Leadership & Governance
Enhance your capability to lead, plan and implement change responsibly and with ethical awareness in order to position your organisations now and into the future.

Leadership, Self & Creating the Future
You'll be introduced to theory and models of leadership, reflection, personal development and change and will have the opportunity to consider your own leadership strategies and behaviours.

Leading Organisational Change
Develop a greater understanding and insight in to the concepts and theories of leadership of change and evaluate the value of 'narrating the self' in informing reflections on change.

You will carry out an in-depth research project in a subject area that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.

Option Modules

Comparative Employment Relations
Understand, analyse and evaluate competing theories and perspectives associated with comparative employment relations strategies, policies and procedures and their outcomes on organisational climate, employees and management.

Corporate Finance
Evaluate the fundamental concepts and theories of modern finance, identifying how these can be effectively applied in both national and multinational organisations.

Employee Engagement
Undertake a critical study of employee engagement from the perspectives of the practitioner and the academic. Relate employee engagement to factors such as leadership, performance, well-being and organisational commitment.

Explore a range of entrepreneurship theories and practices, taking an in-depth examination of business start-ups, the experiences of entrepreneurs and key aspects of small business management.

Management, People & Organisations
Develop functional knowledge and a critical understanding of key perspectives on human behaviour within an organisation and on the nature and processes of organising and managing human activity.

Managing Employment Relations
Understand, analyse and evaluate competing theories and perspectives associated with managing employment relations strategies, policies and procedures and their outcomes on organisational climate, employees and management.


- Library
Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

- The Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Visit the Leadership and Change (MSc) page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

Please check our site for the most up-to-date entry requirements (View Website).

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