University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Leadership and Management (Top Up)

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Course summary

Become a leader that others want to follow by blending your contemporary leadership knowledge with your personal approach to managing. Our top-up degree strengthens your management skills allowing you to innovate and motivate. We encourage you to apply the knowledge and skills gained from this course to your current job role or area of interest. Practise meaningful management by building on the skills acquired in your foundation degree or HND programme. You will blend management theory with practical application to the workplace. In particular, you will focus on strategic issues of business, developing strong analytical skills and market knowledge in the process. Our modules cover core senior management level subjects such as strategic leadership and enterprise, marketing management and strategy and contemporary human resource management. The research project/dissertation will allow you to identify and research a specific area of interest within the leadership and management disciplines. By covering multiple strands of management, you will be able to select the concepts that strike a chord with you, using them to influence your own personal management style. Progression can lead to further study or employment.

Course details


Modules may include: Research Methods You will develop research and evaluative skills and knowledge. Strategic Leadership and Enterprise You will develop an understanding of strategic leadership in relation to the implementation of strategy within an organisation. Marketing Management and Strategy You will acquire the skills needed to undertake a marketing audit for a selected organisation in order to develop a strategic marketing plan including use of the integrated marketing mix. Contemporary Human Resource Management You will focus on human resource management and be provided with an insight into contemporary employment practices within commercial organisations and develop essential skills in securing and retaining employees. Global Contexts and Operations You will develop your understanding of the global context in relation to the management of the relevant organisation. Dissertation/Research Project You will produce independent research.

Assessment method

Formative activities include, group discussions, direct and indirect questioning, simulated practice, analytical tool practice, research tasks, and role plays, for instance. Summative assessments have been designed to reflect employability skills and occupationally-related tasks. Assessment methods adopted on the programme include individual, group and poster presentations, case studies, reports, business plans, audits, class-based assessments, portfolios and reflective statements.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

This programme is predominately offered to those students who wish to continue their studies after successful completion of a Foundation Degree or HND in Leadership and Management, Retail, Marketing or Business. The standard entry requirement is normally a merit grade profile at HND level or FD level from a UK Institution, however, where students have not met this grade and may have some mitigating circumstances, individual cases will be considered. Where appropriate, interviews will be used to ascertain the applicant’s suitability for entry to the course. Ideally, part time students need to be currently working preferably in a supervisory or management role or have some working experience in their relevant sector. Where appropriate, interviews will be used to ascertain the applicant’s suitability for entry to the course. International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria. Speakers of other languages will need to possess an IELTS band score of 6.0 (with no-less than 5.5 in any one element) or a recognised English Level 2 qualification.

Additional entry requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3975 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3975 Year 1
Scotland £3975 Year 1
Wales £3975 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year. Please note that the fees for those starting an 18 month part time Top Up course in the academic year of 2020-21 will be charged at £3975 in the first year and £1988 in the second year of their studies.
Leadership and Management (Top Up) at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS