MA in Leadership and Management

Learn to lead at the University of Gibraltar.


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School of Business

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Study Options:
Full/Part Time

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Start Date:
Sept 2024

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Course Length:
1/2/4 Years

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All Students: Full-time: £12,500* per annum
All Students: Part-time: £6,250* per annum
All Students Flexible: £3,125* per annum

*(For 2024, international and EU fees will be the same as Home fees)

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About this programme

Unlock your strategic leadership potential with this dynamic, learner-focused programme.
The University of Gibraltar’s MA in Leadership and Management is a career-focused programme aimed at equipping policymakers and civil servants with applicable leadership skills.
Designed to enhance professional skills and support government and industry operating at the highest possible level, this programme is designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of management theory and leadership techniques.
The programme’s blended approach will place you at the heart of the learning experience by providing you with the opportunity to undertake a mix of both online and face-to-face modules.
Programme Specification
School of Business

Real World Application

With a focus on ‘live’ workplace issues, you will be able to apply taught theory to your career and examine the practice of leadership and management informed by contemporary theory and practice. Small class numbers, participative face-to-face classes and live webinars with academics and global peer groups for the online modules ensure you will benefit from a highly personalised learning experience.

“The MA Leadership and Management is a well-structured award, combining expert, on campus tuition with blended online options. It has the right balance of critical theory and practical, real world, application.

If I had to do it all over again, would I? I certainly would. I really enjoyed my University experience and I got a lot out of completing the programme. The reality is that you get a lot out of the MA Leadership and Management.”

Frederick MartinMA in Leadership and Management valedictorian | Industrial Relations Officer, HM Government of Gibraltar


Delivered by expert teaching staff and industry experts, the MA in Leadership and Management is designed to ensure our graduates feel prepared to take on leadership roles.

Semester 1

Accounting and Reporting

This module examines accounting from a holistic perspective by examining not only financial and management accounting topics, but also those sources of value that include the social, environmental, and governance impacts of business activities.

Managing New Technologies

This module provides the theoretical framework that will allow students to gain a critical understanding of the importance of management information systems in an organisation and explore its application in their own business environment. They will also be introduced to dynamic new technologies and will examine the possibilities that new technologies would bring to their own organisations.

Elective Module*

For this elective module you can choose between the online (King’s College London) modules, or between the following face-to-face modules:

  • Business Ethics
  • Marketing Management

Managing People

This module concentrates on how people are managed as a resource, and how best to leverage the important resource they provide, while also behaving responsibly and ethically. The module also includes a focus on written skills, as this is key to most business settings where HR and other managers must compete for limited resources.

Semester 2

Leadership and Managing Change

This module focuses on responsible leadership of change which is leadership that not only anticipates, plans and implements change efficiently and effectively but does so in an environmentally sustainable way, with a high regard for ethical principles and due care for the interests of stakeholders.

Comparative Management

This module focuses upon the study of management in an international context. It examines and compares management practices of different types of organisations, across countries and cultures.

Elective Module*

For this elective module you can choose between the online (King’s College London) modules, or between the following face-to-face modules:

  • Business Law
  • Operations Management

Strategic Decision Making

This module focuses on strategic management as a dynamic process that deals with the challenges posed by the highly turbulent and global environment of the 21st century. It is designed to sharpen students’ ability to think strategically, to evaluate organisational situations from a strategic perspective and to reach sound strategic decisions.

Semester 3

Capstone Project

The aim of this module is to consolidate students’ learning acquired throughout their MA into a single Capstone Project. Students will carry out an independent study on a topic of their choice. They will have the opportunity to apply the comprehensive theoretical knowledge, understanding and skills that they obtained throughout the MA to an area of interest within either their own workplace setting, an organisation of their own choosing or an agreed large public sector department.

*Students can select their preferred electives from a list of Elective Modules.

Elective Modules

Electives for the MA Leadership and Management aim to provide you with the opportunity to enhance your leadership and management knowledge in specific areas of interest.
In addition to the face-to-face elective modules* offered by the University (Business Ethics; Marketing Management; Business Law; Operations Management), you will also have the choice of opting to study online elective modules** (offered through Kings’ College London International School for Government):
  • Behavioural Insights and Government Policy
  • User-centred digital government
  • The Economic Analysis of Public Policy
  • Ethics, Leadership and Governance
  • Text Mining and Analysis for Public Policy
  • Communications, Media and Public Policy
  • International Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Multi-Level Government
  • International Trade Policy
  • Learning What Works
  • Embracing uncertainty: policymaking in turbulent times
  • Public Sector Leadership
  • Foresight and Horizon-Scanning in Policymaking
  • Regulatory Policy and Politics
  • Approaches to Policymaking
  • Empathy and Emotion in Policymaking
  • Anti-Corruption and the Rule of Law

*Note that each face-to-face module is worth 15 credits.
** Note that each online module is worth 5 credits, entry points vary and admission cannot be guaranteed. Note titles are subject to change.

Alumni Perspective

Hear directly from our alumni about their transformative journey through the MA in Leadership and Management programme.

“The MA offered me a greater insight into technological advances and using them to my advantage to better deliver my work. The MA has also provided me with the platform to improve my confidence at public speaking and has allowed me to be better informed on how other organisations and governments manage their working practises.”

Gabriella AgiusMA in Leadership and Management Alumni

“This MA has given me extensive knowledge to be a better leader and manager in my workplace. I am happy working as a charge nurse for now, and I believe it has helped me become a better one. I feel more confident in my role and believe I have unlocked the potential to progress my career further in the future.”

Stephanie StevensMA in Leadership and Management Alumni

The MA in Leadership and Management is designed to provide policymakers and officials with the necessary tools to tackle future challenges. The programme's aim is to produce graduates who can confidently take on the responsibilities of leadership."

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Study at your pace

Pursuing a degree at your own pace can help you achieve your educational goals while still maintaining a healthy work-study-life balance.


Those who choose to study on a full-time basis will complete the MA in Leadership and Management in 1 year.
Studying full-time requires 16 hours of class time a week, and 32 hours of at-home study a week.
All classes are scheduled on weekdays after 5pm to accommodate typical working hours.


Those who choose to study on a part-time basis will complete the MA in Leadership and Management in 2 years.
Studying part-time requires 8 hours of class time a week, and 16 hours of at-home study a week.
All classes are scheduled on weekdays after 5pm to accommodate typical working hours.


Those who choose to study on a flexible basis will complete the MA in Leadership and Management in 4 years.
Studying flexi-time requires 4 hours of class time a week, and 8 hours of at-home study a week.
All classes are scheduled on weekdays after 5pm to accommodate typical working hours.

Entry Requirements

Typically, all applicants will:

  • ​​Possess a good undergraduate degree awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent.
  • Be able to communicate ideas effectively in writing, in discussions and presentations. Basic IT skills, such as word-processing, email and Internet are expected.
  • Have work experience; we value diversity of experience in our student body and therefore welcome applications from recent graduates who have undertaken meaningful placements as well as those with all levels of work experience. We are more interested in the impact that you have had in your workplace than the length of time spent.

English Language Requirements:

  • An overall IELTS test result of 6.5, including a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-tests. Equivalent awards will be considered (e.g. Pearson’s Test of English, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, Duolingo English Test, City & Guilds International ESOL 8984, or the TOEFL- IBT test of English proficiency).

If you do not meet our entry requirements, you can still apply as we will consider your application.

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Offers are based on a combination of qualifications or predicted grades, the applicant’s personal statement and references. For guidelines on personal statements and references please click here.

QAA Global Accreditation

The University is delighted to have achieved global accreditation from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the UK’s independent quality body and a global leader in quality assurance for higher education. All our degrees are globally recognised.


“In achieving QAA’s global accreditation, the University has displayed its compatibility with international best practice.”
Vicki Scott, UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Chief Executive.


Programme Fee (per annum) Years
Home Full-Time £12,500 1
Home Part-Time £6,250 2
Home Flexible £3,125 4
International and EU £14,500 1 (For 2024, international and EU fees will be the same as Home fees)

Fees are subject to indexation.

Bursaries and Scholarships

The University of Gibraltar hosts or directly offers a limited number of scholarship programmes to support your studies. These scholarships are highly competitive; they are available to support undergraduate, Master’s degree and PhD programmes and are made available to students based on certain criteria.

Am I eligible?

If you have been resident in Gibraltar for more than five years then, once you receive your offer letter from the University of Gibraltar, you can apply to the Department of Education for funding.


Applications are now open.

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