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Year of Entry 2019/20

Leadership in Practice

Gain the diverse skills and expertise you need to excel as a leader.

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How long will I study? 32 Months
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2019

Course summary

  • Study a range of practical modules which are not limited to one single academic specialism, but explicitly emphasise links to other areas.
  • Benefit from an innovative practice-based educational experience, including integration with modern business practice.
  • Learn to think differently, be adaptable and gain the skills to work across professional and organisational boundaries.

The business environment is constantly changing, and leaders need to develop and exhibit the core characteristics of innovation and creativity, agility, open mindedness and a challenging mind-set. This course focuses on business planning and growth, stakeholders, the political and the natural environment, innovation and change.

How you learn

Modules are run in pairs of two-day workshops, with a series of linked assessment tasks. For you this represents a significant saving of time away from the workplace, giving you a flexible approach to learning whilst gaining an academic qualification. All modules on the programme are either 30 or 60 master's level credits with a portfolio assessment method.

Course leaders and tutors

Rachael Woodcock
Rachael Woodcock

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at Sheffield Business School

Applied learning

Work placements

The course is aimed at people who are looking to accelerate their career. Generally you will be employed and may be sponsored by your employer. We anticipate most will come to the programme with significant levels of work experience and be established professionals from diverse backgrounds. With the workplace being the site of learning, the programme assessments will focus on organisational analysis case studies, delivering positive organisational impact.

Future careers

The course is designed to enhance your strategic leadership capability and transform you into a business leader of the future. It course prepares you for a career as a

  • general manager
  • senior manager
  • section or department leader
  • executive
  • director
  • regional director
  • managing director
  • COO
  • CFO
  • CEO
  • CIO
  • senior military officer

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Entry requirements

All students

Equivalent of an Honours degree at 2:2 level or above - with no specific subject requirements.

You also need a minimum of two years managerial /leadership experience (and typically approximately five years of work experience) and be in either a management and/or leadership role.

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent for non-native speakers of English (minimum 6.0 in each element).

Additional information for EU/International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Mastering The Art Of Leadership Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Intrapreneurial Leader Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Advanced Practitioner Inquiry Credits: 30
Module: Innovation and Change Credits: 30

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Applied Business Investigation Credits: 60

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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