This two-year part-time Masters programme, run by Lancaster's world-leading Department of Management Learning and Leadership, is designed for all those with relevant experience in the field of management education, leadership and organisational development.

Are you:

  • developing or running leadership or management development programmes?

  • a leader or manager, wanting to take a developmental approach to yourself, your organisation or your staff?

  • moving into a strategic organisation development role?

  • coaching senior teams to develop their leadership capabilities?

  • an independent consultant, looking for the stimulation of learning with others?

If so, take a look at what the MA in Management Learning & Leadership (MAMLL) can offer.

This two-year part-time Masters programme, run by Lancaster's world-leading Department of Management Learning and Leadership, is designed for all those with relevant experience in the field of management education, leadership and organisational development.

A pioneering programme since its launch more than 30 years ago, MAMLL provides a unique opportunity for you to develop your understanding and your practice of management and leadership learning and development – whatever type of organisational setting you work in.

Key features

  • A blend of face-to face and virtual workshops, supported by networked learning and regular action learning sets, with a strong online component

  • An open syllabus (no fixed curriculum), allowing you to pursue your own learning interests and agendas – in line with what best suits you and your organisation

  • strong collaborative ethos, where you can be part of a lively and challenging learning community and learn alongside experienced fellow participants and tutors

Who the programme attracts

As the programme themes are designed to be relevant to all types of organisational context, participants are drawn from organisations in the private and public sector organisations, from education, training and development, and from consultancies of all sizes. See our graduate profiles to see where some of our graduates have come from and how the programme has helped them develop their practice.

Attendance at the programme’s five residential workshops is compulsory, but the rest of the programme can be undertaken virtually. This means while many MAMLL participants work for UK-based organisations, the programme can also be undertaken by those from further afield. Some recent participants have come, for example, from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America.

Benefits for employers

The programme develops participants' competence to appraise theories, concepts and models and apply them to practical leadership and organisational development issues. It helps them to facilitate individual and organisational change, development and learning in a variety of operational, managerial and strategic contexts.