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Master of Leadership for Development

University of Manchester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Professional Masters

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

Who this course is for

If you want to reposition yourself as a leader in development, but don't want to take time out from your important work to study, this fully-online master's course will support you to learn on the job.

If you work in or alongside the global development sector – as a manager, planner, policy maker, consultant, educator, entrepreneur, researcher, or community advocate – transform your career with us and change the world for the better.

What you will learn

Adopt a new approach to leadership, with sustainability and collaboration at its core.
Learn to effectively navigate complex circumstances and challenges in contemporary development.
Build skills for effective negotiation, diplomacy and cross-cultural communication.
Champion positive, proactive and improved social transformation in a global context.

Where and when you will study

This fully-online, part-time master's means you can study from anywhere in the world and fit it around your day-to-day life. You will be expected to learn while you continue to work, and to use examples from your work throughout your study.

You will complete four taught units in year one, followed by two taught units and a research project in year two. You'll learn through a mix of interactive teaching and have plenty of opportunities to work collaboratively with your peers.

How it will benefit your career

Build a professional network across the globe and be in prime position to hear about the latest international opportunities.
Through our highly-interactive teaching platform, learn from the experiences of colleagues in diverse settings and gain a broader perspective.
Use skills and knowledge acquired through the course in your job from day one to start advancing in your role and beyond.
Practise applying your skills in real-life scenarios through our simulation platform, and be prepared for a range of situations.

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Manchester

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  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 124

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    168 78%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77.0 77%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%



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