Wolverhampton Business School

Leadership and Management

MSc Full-time 12 months

We offer you a fast-paced, multicultural setting with cutting-edge teaching methodologies and a range of Business facilities designed to help you fulfil your potential.

We offer you a fast-paced, multicultural setting with cutting-edge teaching methodologies and a range of Business facilities designed to help you fulfil your potential.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (12 months)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

We offer you a fast-paced, multicultural setting with cutting-edge teaching methodologies and a range of Business facilities designed to help you fulfil your potential. You'll benefit from practical learning with tangible applications, expert knowledge in cross-industry leadership and management, and the opportunity to develop alongside your peers and shape your future.

There are real wicked problems for leaders and managers with organisations looking to achieve more while controlling and cutting costs. Leaders need to take on greater responsibility to drive innovation and creativity within their teams, finding new solutions and new agile ways of working.

If you are already a graduate and have recently taken up a leadership position in an organisation - or are about to do so, you may be thinking about how to develop your toolkit further. The MSc Leadership and Management is a dynamic and contextually relevant course for those who wish to progress their careers and to develop as professionals. The course develops your knowledge, understanding and conceptual awareness, and additionally develops your skills. It is designed for those who are new to management roles, for those who are beginning to lead teams, functions and decision-making in their organisations, but also for those with limited pre-existing leadership or management experience, who wish to become leaders and managers in organisations.

What happens on the course?

By studying with us, you will learn about and experience the range of issues and opportunities that affect this dynamic and fast-paced sector. Within a highly supportive, student-focused environment, you will learn about critical topics through an internationally inclusive lens such as financial literacy, Leadership theory, Strategic leadership and Human Resources.

This course is designed to meet the increasing demand worldwide for graduates, who possess the required competencies and knowledge to operate in multiple sectors, our graduates routinely find successful roles around the world. Throughout your degree, you will also acquire a range of transferrable skills which graduates from this subject discipline are expected to possess, effectively preparing you for a career in Leadership and Management.

The MSc Leadership and Management course provides opportunities to develop a blend of functional and operational perspectives for a range of manegerial levels, roles and responsibilities across sectors, for applicants who may have limited manegerial experience / management education. You will study perspectives on the concept of leadership and also learn about functional topics including marketing management, international human resource management and finance for non-financial managers. You will also study strategic planning and learn how to lead transformation and change, which is of importance in the dynamic organisations of today and tomorrow. Your knowledge will be integrated and contextualized through a range of modules, culminating in a dissertation project.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

You will be fully prepared to apply for senior management and leadership positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors once you have successfully completed the MSc in Leadership and Management.

Gaining more self-assurance will give you the ability to make senior-level decisions, the confidence to participate in important meetings, and the drive to advance your career.

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies. When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work.

  • Senior management
  • Consulting
  • Research and Policy Making
  • Project Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Strategy and planning

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The Department of Management and Leadership at Wolverhampton hosts a range of industry experts in various fields from leadership to marketing and Human Resources to Hospitality. The teaching team is made up of experienced practitioners and academics who have worked in industry and have substantial research in the area. They are able to bring your learning experiences to life, with support from industry partners and a vast network that provides endless opportunity to you whilst you study with us.

The teaching team have a range of publications and a research profile that is recognised internationally. The tutors on this programme will have had experience as practicing managers, have worked with business in an advisory capacity or will be researching business and management in order that what you learn is current, leading edge thinking which has real relevance to the world of business. We are known for the support we provide to our students.  Whether pastoral or study advice your personal tutor and course leader are there to give you the support you need, when you need it.

The Business School has developed a blended learning approach where lecture and tutorial activities are supported by online learning to become a seamless learning experience both in and outside of the classroom. The school has strong professional body links and these are used to inform the curriculum to ensure they reflect the latest professional thinking and standards and to maximise the exemptions and accreditation you will gain alongside studying the programme.

  • Critically analyse the use of the key functional areas of marketing, finance and strategic planning in support of wider organisational activity.
  • Critically discuss traditional and emergent perspectives on the qualities of  leadership and the role of management in an organisational context.
  • Critically evaluate the relationship between the organisation and its human resources in the international environment.
  • Critically analyse contemporary issues, challenges and problems relating to transformation and change that impact on organisations and the role of business managers.
  • Critically analyse the importance and nature of organisational planning, developing organisational activities within the context of external influences.
  • Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level.
  • Analyse the different approaches and techniques that facilitate detailed study at the postgraduate level in business and management issues.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9230 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2022-23

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • A good honours undergraduate degree (second class or above) from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above;
  • A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate studies and/or employer;
  • Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the RPL Handbook. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning;
  • Please check our minimum language entry requirements before submitting your application;
  • We offer a range programmes in English as a Foreign Language if you don't meet these requirements.

Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above.  In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.

Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,570 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans gov.uk.

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits


Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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