Management and Leadership MSc

1 year, full-time

This is for you if... you want to combine a comprehensive grounding in the functions of management with an in-depth exploration of the theory and practice of leadership in the 21st century.

Management and Leadership MSc, 1 year, full-time

This is for you if... you want to combine a comprehensive grounding in the functions of management with an in-depth exploration of the theory and practice of leadership in the 21st century.

Course information

UK fee £9,900

International fee £21,850

Taught by School of Business

Admissions enquiries
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Course enquiries
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Course description

Course description

The MSc in Management and Leadership provides a critical analysis of the international context in which managers and leaders work.

You will develop an understanding of the main theories, models, frameworks, and techniques of management and leadership and have the opportunity to explore these within an international framework. You will also develop a critical understanding of the global economic, social and political environments which affect organisational life.

This degree will equip you with the skills to critically evaluate the published literature on management and leadership and to synthesise the range of issues and perspectives which inform research and practice in the field. It will also develop your practical transferable skills including the ability to conduct independent research. You will have the opportunity to develop the expertise and knowledge to manage competently, capably and ethically.

The course has been designed to meet the needs of newly qualified graduates and professionals setting out in their careers as managers and future leaders.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

International Qualifications

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2023

  • MSc: £9,900

If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

Find out more about scholarships and funding

Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you’re eligible.

International Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2023

  • MSc: £21,850

You will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

From 2022 onwards, EU nationals will pay the International fee. If you are an EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU settlement scheme, you may qualify for the UK fee (subject to criteria). 

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

The broad scope of this course opens up a wide range of managerial roles including general management, HRM, marketing and operations. The content is equally suitable to both private and public sector organisations. The international focus will also position you well for a managerial role in a multinational company or overseas subsidiary. 

The course will develop your analytical and reasoning skills as well as your interpersonal, team-working and communications skills. All of these are valuable assets for the aspiring manager or leader. In addition, you will gain broader problem solving, presentation and analytical writing skills from the coursework and group projects.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Course structure

Semester One

Semester One

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Semester Two

Semester Two

Plus one optional module from the below:

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Term 3

Term 3

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Why Leicester

The research expertise of our international faculty is far-reaching and diverse. This research feeds directly into our teaching, allowing you to learn from those currently involved in cutting-edge research in your area of interest.

The School of Business holds a prestigious Small Business Charter Award for our contributions to businesses and entrepreneurs, and sharing of innovation expertise.

The research expertise of our international faculty is far-reaching and diverse. This research feeds directly into our teaching, allowing you to learn from those currently involved in cutting-edge research in your area of interest.

Teaching and learning

A variety of teaching methods are used with the aim of creating a stimulating environment in which you are encouraged to develop your learning skills and to actively participate in the learning process. These include seminars, lectures, group work, case study analysis and guided reading.

Assessment varies from one module to another and ranges between a mixture of coursework and examinations. The course culminates with an 8,000-word dissertation.

Key dates

  • Application deadline: 21 July 2023 (Please note this deadline is subject to change dependant on course capacity. If the capacity limit of this course is met before the deadline, applications will be closed early.)
  • Deposit payment deadline: 7 August 2023
  • CAS request deadline: 1 September 2023
  • 50% payment deadline: 1 September 2023

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