Postgraduate, Full-time


Explore the role of leaders in fostering innovation and creativity in organisations.


Distinctively designed for current as well as aspiring managers, this programme equips students with an approach to management that blends analytical skills and the ability to synthesise innovative solutions to problems and opportunities whilst recognising the importance of the interpersonal elements of modern management.  
The programme involves both face to face teaching and online independent learning. 
For the award of MSc, all students will complete a dissertation which reflects the topic of either specialism (leadership/innovation).

To enquire about this course please contact Claire Lindsay in The Business School.

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Mode of Study:

Full-time (available as Part-time)


1 years

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Course details

You will study 180 credits, with face-to-face modules in all compulsory elements.
120 Credits will result in the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management with Leadership and Innovation (must include the study of both online specialisms)
60 credits will result in the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Management with Leadership and Innovation (must include the study of at least one online specialism).

Compulsory modules in 2019:

Leadership, Strategy and innovation (HRM11119) 20 credits
Global Economic Environment & Marketing (SOE11129) 20 credits
Organisational Change Management (HRM 11118) 20 credits
Sustaining Organisational Performance (SOE11128) 20 credits
Research Methods (SOE11131) 20 credits
Dissertation (SOE11130) 40 credits

Managing innovation 20 credits
Leadership, Learning and Development 20 credits

Disclaimer: Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study. This is a full-time course and is split up into three trimesters. You can choose to start in either January or September.

  • note and pen Assessments Assessments for this course include:
    • Report writing
    • Case-study assignments
    • Oral presentation
    • Research proposal
    • Examinations
    • Dissertation

Entry requirements

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2019/20 2020/21
Home/EU £7,280 tba
Overseas £13,520 tba

Frequently Asked Questions about Fees.
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships.
The University offers a 10% discount on MSc Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes to its alumni. The discount applies to all full-time, part-time and online programmes.


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In recent years, students have come to our MSc courses with degrees from many different disciplines, and have gone on to build careers in a range of industries in the public, private and voluntary/not-for-profit sectors.
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