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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This fully on-line course examines the current debates and research on leadership, particularly as these apply to not-for-profit organizations, such as education, nursing and other services which provide for the well-being of young people and those in need of care. 

The Exploring Leadership course will give participants the opportunity to engage in learning and discussion with others interested in exploring current ideas about leadership in professional settings and other factors impacting on organizational effectiveness.

Theoretical models and explanatory frameworks will be examined, not just as academic exercises, but in the expectation that they can illuminate practical circumstances in professional settings.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
  • Mr Neil McLennan

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Education (ED) (Studied) or MSc Nursing (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

- Leadership as an organisational quality
- Dimensions of leadership
- Experiencing leadership
- Exploring values, aims and leadership abilities
- Evaluating leadership in context

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Fortnightly, inputs online, 500 words (20%); 4,000 word assignment (80%).

Resit: there will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of feedback to the original.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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