Department of Leadership and Management

The leading academic department in Europe devoted to critiquing and improving how leaders and managers learn. We have established a strong international reputation for the quality of research and teaching in leadership and management studies. 

About the Department

The study of leadership is concerned with developing a critical understanding of the theory and practice of organisational leading, past, present and future. As a department, we have played a key role in setting the research agenda for contemporary leadership studies.

We study and teach leadership and management from a variety of perspectives that draw upon and contribute to cutting-edge research that has been published in prestigious journals. Our vision is to further enhance the Department’s international reputation for its critical and innovative research on leadership and management and to continue to position the department as a significant provider of world-class leadership and management education. 

Engaging with Business

By harnessing the power of research and academic insight, we are leading the debate on a range of global issues. Read our latest article "Dragons, you're fired", in which Dr Carolyn Downs talks about the Eliemental Project, which has shown how enterprise can transform the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. Discover how we are engaging with organisations by visiting For Business.

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Teaching & Research

Within this department we offer a range of study options at Masters and PhD level and our research is focused on how organisations can learn and develop.

MA Human Resources and Consulting

MA Human Resources and Consulting

Our Masters develops your expertise in working with and through people – developing human resources in pursuit of strategic objectives.



Our lively PhD community is home to around 30 students from various backgrounds, actively contributing to key departmental activities.



Our research is characterised by criticality, reflexivity and a strong desire to help shape the world in which we live.

Upcoming Events

The Department of Leadership and Management runs a series of events with invited academics from universities across the world.

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