Why study MSc Leadership and Management?
The York St John MSc in Leadership and Management
aims to recruit a diverse range of students who share a passion for
Leadership and Management more generally. As a student on this
programme you will be studying alongside others who wish to move
into or further develop their careers in Leadership and
As a student on this programme you will follow
discipline-specific modules ensuring required depth and sustained
investigation. Through the development of an integrated and
critically aware understanding of management from a leadership and
people perspective, the programme involves you in a demanding
process of personal and leadership development, through engagement
with project work for your own and/or external businesses.
There are eight ‘taught’ modules on the MSc
Leadership and Management programme and they include some specific
leadership and people focussed modules; Leadership and Management,
People Management, Organisational Change & Culture, and
Leadership and Management Coaching. The Business School has
specific expertise in Coaching and Mentoring and you will be
exposed to the latest thinking in this subject area. In addition to
the leadership and people focussed modules, you will also learn
about business more widely through exploring and analysing the
business and critically evaluating the role of sustainability
within the modern business environment. These modules include;
Business and Sustainability, International Business Strategy,
Project Management and Researching Contemporary Business
All students on the MSc programmes within York St
John Business School complete a module of independent study which
is titled the Research Investigation. This module provides you with
the opportunity to investigate in depth an area of particular
interest to you that links with your programme of study. You will
be supported in conducting this research by an academic from your
field of interest. To support you in being able to conduct this
work you will take the Researching Contemporary Business Issues
module, that again all students on the MSc programmes within the
Business School study. This module provides you with the
opportunity to engage with current academic and practitioner
business debate and encourages students to explore a range of
relevant business topics. The module has been designed in such a
way that it promotes a multi-disciplinary approach, for example,
you will receive input from a variety of disciplines (business and
non-business) thus allowing you to see business issues from a
variety of perspectives.
The curriculum has been carefully designed to
ensure that there is a balance of theory to application and that
there regular opportunities for you to engage with the world of
business.. There will be regular guest input from business
professionals, case studies and projects in modules that will allow
you to apply your knowledge of the theory to a range of real-world
The programme offers opportunities to reflect
upon, evaluate and apply key Leadership and Management theories and
concepts as well as encouraging creative and innovative thinking in
the application of relevant management models. As you progress
through your studies you will not just be taught academic theory
related to the subject. You will be encouraged and supported to
develop skills that will prepare you for developing your career in
management, especially related to leadership and management.
What qualifications do I need?
Candidates for entry to the MSc Leadership and
Management programme must normally possess:
I. UK/EU students will be able to enter the
programme directly in accordance with University entry requirements
for MA/MSc programmes (a first degree achieved at Class 2:2 or
above from an approved University or Institution)
or possess an equivalent qualification.
II. In addition to the qualifications above,
non-UK/EU students whose first language is not English will be
required to achieve IELTS 6 or above with no less than Band 6 in
writing skills, or equivalents accepted by the University.
III. For part-time students who are in
employment careful counselling will be given so that they
understand that this is a pre-experience programme.
If you do not meet the stated entry requirements
above, the University APEL policy may be utilised for entry to the
programme where necessary and appropriate. The programme may use
this system to allow entry for post-experience professionals who
have been in management for at least 2 years. This is likely to
involve the submission of evidence of professional competence (an
assignment to the Head of Programme) and an interview as part of
the recruitment process.
How much does it cost?
The fees are subject to review.
Please visit our
tuition fees webpage for up-to-date information
A 10% discount is applicable to all YSJU
Alumni undertaking PG level study.
Postgraduate Loan is now available to help you pay for your
Discounts/Scholarships may be available for
international students. Please contact YSJ International for
further information: T: +44 1904 876884 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I apply?
To submit your application, please use the
buttons below to apply via our online application
system. For help completing the online application, please
refer to our guide.
Please note that applications
are considered throughout the year but are only reviewed once they
are complete with both
How can I find out more?
For further information please contact Head of
Postgraduate - Management Gill Bishop E: