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Executive Education Programmes for Senior Leaders

Take a deep dive into strategic leadership. Understand what you can bring to the table through personal exploration.

Lead change in your organisation

Develop the skills you need to lead in the right direction. We'll provide the knowledge and expertise you need to take the next step on your leadership journey.

Our flexible programmes are built to fit around your professional and personal commitments.

You’ll make your organisation’s challenges the focus of your study to create actionable change in your role. Question your practice, explore new approaches and challenge the norm. We won't tell you how to lead. We'll provide you with a toolkit so you can develop your own leadership style. It will help you to play to your own strengths and look at things from a new perspective.

About our programmes

Realise innovations and create impact as you learn. Our thought-provoking programmes integrate your organisational challenges into your study. This creates a bespoke learning experience.

Sustainability and inclusion are at the core of our learning. We'll help you shift the focus of your practice towards a more sustainable future.

We offer two programme options:

  • Strategic Leadership MSc
  • Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship

These are both designed to fit your schedule and work requirements. Find more information on these programmes below.

The benefits of Executive Education study

We've designed our programmes for experienced, ambitious professionals. We understand that it’s a big decision to choose the right programme to advance your career. We’ve outlined below the unique benefits of each of our programmes.

How you'll learn

Our Executive Education programmes are work-based degrees. You’ll develop your skillset while working towards a Master’s qualification or a PGDip alongside your career.

Our programmes blend face-to-face workshops with digital resources and online activities. We understand the demands of work-based learning, so we’ve created a safe learning environment. Here you can challenge what you know and how to do it.

You’ll be part of an inclusive cohort that brings together leaders from different backgrounds and industries. Learn from your cohort’s experience and knowledge, as well as sharing your own. Cohorts from both pathways will go through the programmes together. This brings a range and richness in perspectives for our learners.

We offer a transformative learning experience. It integrates discipline knowledge and critical thinking within your professional context. You'll combine your experience with the University's research strengths and the knowledge of our world-leading academics.

You will engage in the real-world challenges faced in your organisation. You’ll be able to make an immediate impact in your professional life with your new learning.

An ideal opportunity to support my training and development. I’m taking a more critical and considered approach to my work and a more reflective approach to changing situations. I have the confidence to consider creative and collaborative solutions.

Rachel Pattinson, Level 7 Senior Leader Apprentice graduate