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Course Overview

This course provides an opportunity to explore and develop an understanding of your own leadership behaviour. Through seminars, group activities and discussions we investigate how personality, past experience, current situations and culture shape the way each of us behave in a leadership role. Using this information as a starting point we then explore how different leadership theories and approaches can be used as frameworks for developing a deeper understanding of leadership behaviour. You will also have an opportunity to try out a range of practical tools and techniques to assist you in the development of your own approach to leadership. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Mr Russell Williams

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of MSc Environmental Partnership Management or MSc Strategic Studies and Management or Master of Business Administration (P/T) or Master of Business Administration Full-Time or Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Man't) or Msc In International Business And Finance (September Start) or Master of Business Administration in Energy Management or Independent Subject Study In Energy Management or MSc International Business Management or MSc Management Consultancy or Master Of Science In Cultural And Creative Communication or Master of Science Professional Communication or Master of Letters in Art and Business or Master Of Public Health

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

This course will allow students to investigate the underlying theories which underpin the popular views about Leadership. It will examine the trait and situational theories, among others, so that students begin to recognise the basic assumptions which are used by writers in professional journals and quality broadsheets alike. It will allow students to practice some of the skills required in effective leadership in both communication and team-working, and in its tutorial programme will introduce elements of decision-making and game theory. It will be complemented by a professionally run senior management training module, intended to consolidate the essential skills of board-level communication and negotiation skills.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

1st attempt: Individual assessment 70% (Assignment 40%, Reflective review 30%) and Group work (30%)

Resit: there is no resit opportunity for the group element. For the individual elemnts, students will be required to submit the following during the August resit period: - a leadership case review - a theory-based assignment - a revised reflective review

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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