Good leaders are always in high-demand, and their skills and knowledge are highly-valued too. If you’re a senior manager in the private or public sector with at least 3 years leadership and management experience – or you’re currently an officer in the military – this MSc Leadership and Management (Top-up) course will teach you how to confidently manage and inspire your team.

This course has a flexible structure, so you’ll be able to tailor your studies to fit your professional and personal goals. You’ll also be able to continue to work while you study, so you’ll be able to apply what you’ve learned in your current workplace, improving your performance in positions of leadership and authority.

This course offers direct entry routes for officers of the Armed Forces, based on rank and experience. For more information visit the Recognition of Prior Learning web pages. The University of Portsmouth is also an Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) approved supplier.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year part-time (top-up

Module Details:

On this course you’ll complete the following units:

  • Research methods
  • Dissertation


(January 2020 start) UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students Part-time: £3,900 per year (subject to annual increase) International students Part time: £4,900 per year (subject to annual increase)

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

There are 3 recognised routes of entry:

  1. The award of the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership & Management obtained within the last 5 years.
  2. Military applicants may apply on the basis of Recognised Prior Learning via either their Rank or the award of ICSC and accumulated work experience at a leadership level.
  3. Via a Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) portfolio where the applicant can demonstrate they meet the Learning Outcomes of a number of prior units. Please contact our admissions team for more details.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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