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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Senior Leadership (Apprenticeship Route)

Programme code:MSC-BS/SL-PTUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Yvonne Moogan Contact address:y.j.moogan@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Maths and English to GCSE standard is essential (Grade C or level 4 in the new GCSE grading scheme) and certificates have to be provided as proof of evidence. If however, apprentices do not have these basic requirements, it is possible to enter with Functional Skills level 2.

Although a minimum classification of an upper second is the norm for masters level programmes, a lower second class honours degree will be accepted as long as the apprentice has extensive work experience at a senior level (*). Hence lower second, upper second class or first class bachelor degree or international equivalent are the basic requirements. If however, apprentices do not have a first degree, it is possible to review their work history with their professional qualifications and in exceptional cases, allow entry to the programme.

* A background in business or management is desirable but apprentices are also welcome from the health care sector. However, all apprentices must be working at a senior level and have been for a minimum of three years and work experience that demonstrates management responsibilities in charge of managerial roles like for example, systems, finance, HR, IT, logistics, marketing, or selling, is therefore essential.

Applicants whose first language is not English will need to attain:
PAPER BASED TOEFL: At least 580 overall, and 4.0 in the Test of Written English.
TOEFL: At least 94 overall with a minimum of 21 in Listening, 23 in Reading, 23 in Speaking and 24 in Writing.
IELTS test score of 6.5 is required in each section and an overall score of 6.5

Summary Entry Requirements including English Language
2:2 Honours Degree (min)
English and Maths (above)
Minimum of 3 years experience in a health or social care setting for those undertaking this pathway
Minimum of 3 years experience in a leadership and management position
Evidence of relevant professional qualification within the last 3 years if no formal first degree is present
Signed line manager support
All candidates are to be interviewed in person or via skype.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Leeds University Business School

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Business and Management

Programme specification:

Our graduates will be

1. Independent and strategic thinkers with the ability to integrate knowledge within and across business disciplines
2. Reflective practitioners with the skills to critically evaluate problems using appropriate concepts, theories and models
3. Effective leaders who can integrate theory with experience in order to lead complex strategic organisational change appreciating the need for continuous professional development
4. Innovative entrepreneurs who can realise opportunities and develop innovative strategies to solve problems and make strategic decisions
5. Strategic communicators who demonstrate cultural sensitivity and a willingness to solve problems involving team work and group activities within diverse environments
6. Ethical leaders who are corporate socially responsible decision-makers
7. Effective communicators who can think and communicate strategically using technology
8. Effective in their time management


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

LUBS5858MStrategy for Business Leaders15 credits1 Dec to 31 Mar
LUBS5859MManaging Change and Innovation15 credits1 Mar to 31 May
LUBS5860MPositive Leadership30 credits1 Jan to 31 Dec (24mth)
LUBS5868MTackling Global Challenges15 credits1 Apr to 31 Jul

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to select 30-credits of optional modules from the following list.

LUBS5864MManagement Decision Making15 credits1 Dec to 28 Feb
LUBS5869MDigital Business Technologies15 credits1 Sep to 31 Dec
PHLT5150MAction for Health Leadership15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PHLT5175MEvidence for Health Leadership15 creditsSemester 1
TRAN5530MRailway Policy15 credits1 Jan to 31 May
TRAN5540MRailway Investment Appraisal15 credits1 May to 30 Sep


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates are eligible for the MSc award if they pass the 150 credits of compulsory modules (including the compulsory to pass modules) and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above, calculated across the 180 credits of modules studied.

Candidates are eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma if they pass the 90 credits of modules and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above, calculated across the 120 credits of modules studied.

Compulsory modules:

LUBS5856MFinance for Practice15 credits1 May to 30 Sep
LUBS5862MLive Business Project (Dissertation)45 credits1 Jun to 30 Sep
LUBS5866MMethods of Enquiry15 credits1 Feb to 31 May

Optional modules:

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