Master of Science (MSc) Leadership and Development

Course info


One Year Full-Time/Two Years Part-Time

Master of Science (MSc) Leadership and Development is covered over one year for full-time study and over two years for part-time study. This programme enables students to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in the following:

  • Concepts, principles and theories of leadership from a multi-disciplinary perspective;
  • Ethical issues in leadership research;
  • Principles of research design and methodology in leadership research;
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis;
  • Independent research and debates across disciplines such as social-psychology, sociology, development and security studies.

The programme explores several thematic issues including: the complexity of leadership; leadership in socio-economic transitions historically and in recent times; and the impact of global leadership on development processes in developing societies. Crucial to the success of this programme is:

  • An understanding of the concept of leadership and its application in different contexts and at different levels of analysis with a focus on developing societies
  • Ability to analyze the relationship between leadership and development outcomes
  • Ability to connect formal knowledge (i.e. well-developed concepts, theories and scientific-based observations) with their lived experiencesparticularly as this relates to human development
  • Ability to undertake research on leadership and development processes and present findings in a professional manner
  • Ability to engage with key audiences using outcomes of research to influence leadership decisions
  • Achievement of transferrable skills and competence which will equip the student for a career for engagement or to undertake research at a higher degree

For more information, please follow this link.