Leadership and Management

PgCert

  • Entry Year 2023
  • Duration Part time 12 Months

Overview

Top reasons to study with us

  • Flexible format allows you to choose optional modules to suit your needs.

  • Apply your new knowledge to real work issues to enhance your understanding.

  • Progression routes to Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree are available via the Professional Practice route.

This course is for those who wish to develop their leadership and management skills and is endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management. It will enhance your understanding of concepts related to leadership and management and increase your ability to apply this knowledge to real work issues.

To achieve a Postgraduate Certificate, you will complete the two core modules and a selection of the optional modules below. You will also complete a 20-credit project.

Students may also make a claim (APL) to gain credits for exemption from some modules.

Assessment Methods

The assessment methods vary and may include coursework, project proposals, reports, reflective commentary, and oral presentations.

Progression routes to Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree are available via the Professional Practice route.

Please note, applications for this course must be submitted directly to our CETAD team. For more information or to apply please email cetad@lancaster.ac.uk

Course accreditation

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This programme is recognised by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Learn more about the ILM Recognised Provider accreditation

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

A first degree or equivalent professional qualification.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

English Language Requirements

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

Course Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

Core

Optional

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research. Not all optional modules are available every year.

Fees and Funding

Fees for 2023/24   Per 10 credit module
UK & International £500

MSc/MA = 180 credits
PGDip = 120 credits
PGCert = 60 credits

Scholarships and Bursaries

You will be automatically considered for our main scholarships and bursaries when you apply, so there's nothing extra that you need to do.

You may be eligible for the following funding opportunities, depending on your fee status and course:

Unfortunately no scholarships and bursaries match your selection, but there are more listed on scholarships and bursaries page.

If you're considering postgraduate resarch you should look at our funded PhD opportunities.

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We also have other, more specialised scholarships and bursaries - such as those for students from specific countries.

Browse Lancaster University's scholarships and bursaries.

Business people

"This leadership and management course helped me to both focus on my role as a manager but more importantly allowed me to gain the confidence and insight into changing NHS attitude within my research nursing team both from a delivery model but more importantly strategically impacting on the Trust board." Lesley Howard, University Hospital of South Manchester.

THE Rankings 2022

Ranked in the Top 100 worldwide

Lancaster is ranked 85th worldwide for Business and Economics in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2022.

THE World University Rankings by subject
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#70 in the world for Business and Management

Lancaster is ranked #9 in the UK and #70 in the world for Business and Management according to the QS World Rankings by Subject 2022, one of nine subjects at Lancaster to be featured in the top 100 in these prestigious listings.

QS Rankings 2022

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Important Information

The information on this site relates primarily to 2023/2024 entry to the University and every effort has been taken to ensure the information is correct at the time of publication.

The University will use all reasonable effort to deliver the courses as described, but the University reserves the right to make changes to advertised courses. In exceptional circumstances that are beyond the University’s reasonable control (Force Majeure Events), we may need to amend the programmes and provision advertised. In this event, the University will take reasonable steps to minimise the disruption to your studies. If a course is withdrawn or if there are any fundamental changes to your course, we will give you reasonable notice and you will be entitled to request that you are considered for an alternative course or withdraw your application. You are advised to revisit our website for up-to-date course information before you submit your application.

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