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MA in Leadership and Management

Learn to lead

Key Facts

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School of Business

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Study Options:
Full/Part Time

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Start Date:
Sept '21

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Course Length:
1/2 Years

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Home Full-time: £12,500
Home Part-time: £6,250
International and EU: £14,500

(For 2021, 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.
Offered on both a full-time and part-time basis, the University of Gibraltar’s MA in Leadership and Management is a career-focused programme aimed at aspiring leaders within the civil service and private sector.
Designed to enhance your professional skills and support government and industry operating at the highest possible level, this programme will introduce you to advanced 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.
Much of the study will focus on ‘live’ workplace issues that allow you 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 personal learning experience.
Programme specification

Face to face teaching

We are committed to providing an excellent learning experience that is personal and participative. That’s why we have decided to continue the face-to-face delivery of our programmes.

Covid-19 measures


Delivered by expert teaching staff and industry experts, the full-time mode is a one-year accelerated programme that usually requires a commitment of sixteen hours class time a week. You will also have the option to tailor your programme by selecting specialist elective modules.

The part-time study mode is designed to fit around your career and typically requires a commitment of eight hours class time a week over two evenings.

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 will be studying one of the following 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 will be studying one of the following modules:

  • Business Law
  • Operational 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 student’s 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 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 in Leadership and Management aim to provide you with the opportunity to enhance your leadership and management knowledge in specific areas of interest. In meeting elective credit requirements, you will have the opportunity to select up to two modules delivered face-to-face at the University of Gibraltar or, up to four online modules delivered via King’s College London’s International School for Government.

Face to face*

  • Business Ethics
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Law
  • Operations Management

Online (Kings College London)**

  • User-Centred Digital Government
  • Robust Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty
  • Empathy and Emotion in Policymaking
  • Key Models in Public Management: A Comparative Analysis
  • Working Internationally
  • Regulatory Policy and Politics
  • Policy Analytics Understanding and Using Data
  • Advanced Parliamentary Theory and Practice
  • The Economic Analysis of Public Policy
  • Participatory and Deliberative Governance
  • International Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Behavioural Insights and Government Policy
  • Climate Change and Policy

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

A unique learning experience

Based at the University of Gibraltar’s award winning Europa Point Campus, you will have access to specialist learning resources including open study areas and cutting-edge technology. This, combined with a curriculum that blends theoretical approaches with practical experience, means that you will emerge from the course ready to lead within your organisation.

Why choose this programme?

Meet the student

Frederick Martin

MA in Leadership and Management

“The MA in 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.”

Entry Requirements

Typically, all applicants will:

  • ​​Possess a good first 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, therefore we 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.
Find out More

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.


Programme Fee (per annum) Years
Home Full-Time £12,500 1
Home Part-Time £6,250 2
International and EU £14,500 1 (For 2021, international and EU fees will be the same as Home fees)

Fees are subject to indexation

Business and Scholarships

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


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.


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You can also call us and speak to one of our team on +350 200 71000.

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