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Strategic Leadership MSc

Strategic Leadership MSc

On this part-time and flexible programme, you will develop the strategic skills and tools you need to remain resilient and shape the future of work in a global context.

Learn what it takes to become a leader in the workplace on our Strategic Leadership MSc programme. Whether you are already a business leader or aspire to be one, you'll finish this course a globally responsible and locally connected leader. 

You will take a deep dive into leadership theory and engage in real-world challenges. You'll develop your critical thinking and analytical skills on our world-leading programme.

What to expect on Strategic Leadership MSc

You will experience a dynamic and innovative curriculum that combines:

  • world-leading research
  • policy
  • practice
  • thought leadership
  • practical application to real-time projects

You'll develop your own leadership identity, learning what it means to be a business leader in a global context. Expanding your knowledge of strategic leadership, you'll critically explore:

  • leadership theory
  • strategic decision-making in complex systems
  • innovation and change
  • sustainability

You'll gain skills enabling you to:

  • engage in leadership practice which is inclusive, critically reflective and collaborative
  • manage complexity and ambiguity, be comfortable in uncertainty, and be pragmatic
  • take accountability aligned to clear values and act with integrity in challenging situations

Study your way

Our Strategic Leadership MSc is a work and experience-based, programme. You'll learn alongside your current job, and work through real organisational challenges. Your learning is flexible and delivered through face-to-face workshops and online.

You'll study in a rich learning environment alongside a diverse, multi-sector peer group. These new perspectives will help you to challenge your approaches and reflect on practice.

You will be supported through:

  • group action learning
  • a personal tutor
  • the academic programme team

This programme is available as a Senior Leadership Apprenticeship – Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership, with a progression route to achieve the full Strategic Leadership MSc at an additional cost. 

Transform yourself to lead others. Find out more about the programme on our postgraduate pages or register your interest.

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