Coventry University

Leadership and Management PgCert, PgDip, MA

The course aims to develop both the intellectual frameworks and practical skills managers and leaders need, in order to operate in dynamic and complex work environments. In doing so, it aims to build your understanding of the nature of organisations and the external context within which leaders and managers operate.

This part-time course has been designed for those who wish to pursue career and research interests in leadership and management. The course aims to appeal to those who wish to become a professional leader and assessments generally focus on strategic workplace issues.

Course modules cover topics such as the theory behind leadership and management, how to lead and manage strategically, and the personal skills required to become an effective and dynamic leader.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a good honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant academic discipline, such as finance, accounting or economics.  Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. 

IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5

Career Prospects

On successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical awareness and systematic understanding of seminal and contemporary theories of leadership and management.
  • Communicate a critical awareness of the complex nature of leadership and management theories within a wider organisational and contextual framework.
  • Formulate and appraise personal leadership and management skills through self-reflection, personal development planning, analytical thinking and awareness of personal effectiveness.
  • Communicate effective academic scholarship skills by judging and systematically presenting arguments from credible sources of information, both orally and in writing, using a range of media.

On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Management you will, in addition to the above, be able to:

  • Identify and critically analyse the key leadership and management issues that impact organisations at a strategic level and appreciate the conflicting pressures from the external environment.
  • Critically assess and creatively apply contemporary theories of leadership and management to real-life organisations and industries with a specific focus on key areas which affect relationships between business functions and teams.
  • Evaluate the credibility and rigour of published research and assess its relevance to modern organisations and industries of today.

On successful completion of the Master’s in Leadership and Management students you will, in addition to all of the above, be able to:

  • Critically evaluate research methodologies and propose a research pathway that demonstrates reliability, validity and coherence through autonomous planning.
  • Select a relevant leadership and management issue and demonstrate a critical awareness of seminal and contemporary theories through originality in the application of knowledge.
  • Acquire and analyse primary and/or secondary data demonstrating an understanding of ethical approaches to gathering data for research purposes.
  • Synthesise academic theory with independently gathered research data and construct an argument to form recommendations and conclusions for the industry or organisation of choice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of coaching and mentoring and the theories and practices of strategic leadership.

Where our graduates work

Past graduates from the MA have gone on to work in a wide variety of public, private and third sector organisations.

Course Details

The course offers you the opportunity to develop your understanding of seminal and contemporary leadership and management theories and ideas, and explore how to understand and develop your effectiveness as a leader further. You will also explore why leadership and management are so critical to organisational effectiveness. All modules listed are mandatory.

Year One

Leadership and Management Theory
Personal Leadership and Management Skills
Strategic Leadership & Management
Leadership and Management of Communication, Culture and Change
Leadership and Management Research Project
Leading Diverse Workforces

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