Professional Development in Leadership and Management BA

School of Education and Social Work

Develop more effective leadership and management practice, leading to positive and transformative benefits for you and your employer

Date of entry

September 2022

Start date

September 2022


2 years

Study mode

Distance Learning



This online part-time course is designed for professionals working across a range of occupations, mainly in the public and third sectors including: 

  • management
  • administration
  • further education
  • community engagement
  • social work
  • health

Develop more effective leadership and management skills within your own role and organisation. Specialise in your field of expertise while gaining the skills and adaptability to respond to the challenges of your role.

You will study your own working practice and explore ways in which you can test ideas about improving your management and leadership strategies.

By developing your personal skills and leadership qualities, you will enhance your effectiveness, gaining a wider understanding of managing change within organisations, and enhancing your career development opportunities.

The course is flexible and supportive, starting where you are professionally and building from there. Your current skills, experience, and qualifications will be recognised and accredited through the application process. In this way you may be able to gain credits in advance, thereby reducing the time taken to complete the degree. 

“The course has helped me understand more about myself and others, giving me clarity behind why we behave the way we do in different situations. I can now react to issues in a professional way, delivering better outcomes.”

Trish Eccles

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