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MSc Leadership and Management (Top-up)


Course Description

Why take this course?

Good leaders are sought and valued by all organisations. This programme is aimed at senior managers in the private and public sectors (with a minimum of three years of leadership and management experience) and officers in the military.

You will be able to benefit from our flexible structure and delivery allowing you to tailor your studies to meet your professional development needs and succeed as influential managers.

There are direct entry routes for officers of the Armed Forces based on rank and experience, for more information visit the Accredited Prior Experience and Learning web pages. The University of Portsmouth is an ELC approved supplier.

What will I experience?

On this course you can:

Gain a thorough grounding in how to manage people alongside the skills to be a confident leader
Make an effective contribution to your workplace, as well as improve your career prospects
Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection

What opportunities might it lead to?

There are three separate stages in our Postgraduate Leadership and Management programme, including the Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and Master’s (MSc). You can enter the programme at any stage, depending on your qualifications and experience. On successful completion of this final stage you can apply to become a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) or the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Module Details

The induction dates for this course are 14, 15, 16 September 2016 or 11, 12, 13 January 2017.

Our teaching is structured around the National Occupational Management and Leadership Standards, which specify six standards: Managing Self and Personal Skills; Providing Direction; Facilitating Change; Working with People; Using Resources, and Achieving Results. Many organisations recognise these standards as a valuable framework for developing competencies and designing development programmes. Having previously studied six work-based learning units, this stage prepares and supports you in planning, implementing and reporting a substantial piece of investigative work that will develop your academic and research capabilities.

Here are the units you will study:

Research Methods: This unit prepares participants to carry out research by introducing them to investigative methods based on primary and secondary research.
Investigative Report: This is a substantial piece of investigative work based on primary and secondary research. The topic can be from any area of leadership and management which is of academic and practice-based interest.

Programme Assessment

Learning is self-directed, flexible and supported by University tutors and employers. You will not attend formal lectures, but you can attend the many seminars and presentations held at the University which are open to the public.

For the research aspect of the course there are two elements of assessment using the literature to develop your research capabilities. The Investigative Project is similar to a dissertation, requiring in-depth research into a specific topic within the field of leadership and management.

Student Destinations

Effective leadership and management make a major difference in today’s organisations by inspiring people to perform and by improving results. Management and leadership skills are highly valued in all sorts of organisations.

This course will develop your ability to provide strategic direction in order to achieve significant goals within your organisation. It can also enhance your career prospects and act as a springboard to other dynamic and rewarding managerial roles.

Visit the MSc Leadership and Management (Top-up) page on the University of Portsmouth website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Portsmouth Business School Scholarship Programme (not including the MBA) - 20+ Awards

The Portsmouth Business School offers a scholarship programme for students who are commencing postgraduate study at the Business School in September 2009. This comprises a limited number of awards to self-funding Home and European Union students. The scholarship will be in the form of a 40% discount from any tuition fees due after any other discounts such as the 20% discount for Portsmouth alumni or partial payments by sponsors.There is a separate scholarship scheme which covers our part time Executive MBA programme and our full time International MBA programme. See separate listing for details.

Value of Scholarship(s)

40% discount off the tuition fees due

Eligibility

Awards will be made on a competitive basis, taking into consideration:• If applicable, management/professional experience (type and seniority),
• Academic achievement (minimum is a 2.1 degree)
A written submission of a maximum of 1000 words, in addition to the personal statement submitted with the application, detailing why you should be considered for a scholarship award, what you intend to contribute to your course, and how you will use your degree in your future career. Please use the web link below for details.

Application Procedure

Application form available via web link below

Further Information

http://www.port.ac.uk/pbsscholarships



Entry Requirements

Accredited PgDip in Strategic Leadership and Management (CMI, ILM, Edexcel). In addition potential applicants with non-standard qualifications but who have a minimum of three years leadership and management experience are invited to discuss a possible APEL claim with us.English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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