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The Leadership and Management programme from the University of Kent will enable you to kickstart a career at the top of a chosen field by building graduates who strategise effectively and solve problems, efficiently. 

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Through detailed learning of leadership and management theory, alongside practical experience, you’ll graduate from the Leadership and Management programme from the University of Kent ready to manage change and lead teams successfully.

Reasons to study MSc Leadership and Management at Kent

  • First-class facilities at our Canterbury campus
  • Study at a ‘Triple Crown’ accredited business school
  • Our expert teaching staff appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide
  • Take part in the Business Start-Up Journey through ASPIRE
  • Enhance your experience through an Industrial Placement
  • Help SMEs through an In-Company Student Consultancy Project
  • Excellent Postgraduate funding options available

What you’ll learn

You’ll learn a broad overview of leadership and management in contemporary organisations, covering topics such as organisational behaviour, leadership theory and practice, corporate strategy, business analytics, strategic marketing, accounting and financial management and sustainability and corporate responsibility management. You will end your Master's with a detailed Business Report, to further develop your research and employability skills.

Industrial Placement

Industrial placements are the perfect way for you to enhance your career prospects and deepen your understanding of a specific area of expertise. This MSc programme is available with the option to take an in-company or self-employed industrial placement of up to 12 months (visa dependent), allowing you to gain work experience in the UK or overseas.


Graduates may choose to start their own business, or work in any area of industry, national and international governmental organisations, charities or other non-governmental organisations

Graduates have have gone on to work for companies including:

  • Deloitte, 
  • Fujitsu Services Ltd, 
  • Pace Capital, 
  • City Sprint, 
  • J.P Morgan
  • Chase and BP.

Many of our students also stay local and find job opportunities regionally in small and medium firms or even set-up their own businesses as well-equipped entrepreneurs.


This course is accredited by the CMI - Chartered Management Institute. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marketing Management and Communications 
  • Global Business Analysis 
  • Leadership and Change Management 
  • Professional Skills and Employability Development 
  • Accounting and Financial Management 
  • Consultancy Skills and Practice 
  • Corporate Strategy and Performance Measurement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • A minimum of a second-class UK degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in any area will be accepted on this course.
  • All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications. 


Kent Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include Scholarships, Bursaries, the Kent Business School Loyalty Award for University of Kent undergraduates and the KBS Early Bird Discount. The Early Bird Discount equates to 10% off tuition fees (apply by 31 March 2023 and pay course deposit by 30 April 2023).

For more information on funding available from Kent Business School, please visit the postgraduate funding page.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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