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Professional course

Leading and Managing People

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
Three days
Course director:
Doris Schedlitzki

Page last updated 3 February 2017


Bristol Business School's portfolio of professional courses offers flexible learning solutions for you and your business.

Part of our professional course portfolio includes undergraduate and postgraduate level modules, available to study as a standalone module outside of the full programme qualification. Giving you the flexibility to study at a pace which suits you, whether for personal development or towards a full academic qualification.

Module introduction

This 15 credit postgraduate level module in Leading and Managing People is designed to give you skills and underpinning knowledge of leading and managing people. It encourages the use of theory to analyse issues, case studies and personal experiences.

Who is it for?

Aspiring and practising managers and leaders.

What do I get out of it?

  • An understanding of core concepts of leadership, leaders and managers, power and authority
  • An appreciation of the range of theories and approaches to leadership and management
  • An ability to use leadership tools and techniques for performance management and developmental purposes particularly when giving and receiving feedback, diagnosing leadership development needs (in self and others), and learning from experience.
  • An ability to diagnose current strengths and development needs as team leaders and as learners
  • An ability to develop skills as reflective practitioners of leadership and management

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, although students will be asked to submit a copy of their CV listing work experience and/or previous study to demonstrate their ability to study at postgraduate level.

Careers / Further study

This module counts towards our PG Certificate in Leadership and Management and PG Certificate in Leadership and Management (Coaching and Mentoring)



What does it cover?

  • Leadership or Management: This session will look at what leadership is and how it relates to management
  • Traditional Models of Leadership: This session will explore, analyse, compare and contrast a range of leadership theories including traits, skills, styles, contingency and transformational approaches
  • Followership: In this session we unpack the role of followers and review ideas on followership and psychoanalytic approaches to leadership
  • Distributed Leadership: Here we explore the opportunities and limitations of  distributed forms of leadership
  • Gender, Power and Leadership: In this session we review, discuss and explore the role of power and gender in leadership particularly in context of organisational change
  • Culture and Leadership: This session discusses and explores the relationship between culture and leadership
  • Current and Critical Topics in Leadership: Here we discuss and debate the topics of ethics, authenticity,  toxicity and aesthetics

Learning and Teaching

How will I learn?

The module has been designed to accommodate a range of different learning styles and to engage you actively and experientially in the learning process. It is participative and the more time and energy you commit in face-to-face as well as online interactions and self-directed reading time, the more you will learn and the more you will enjoy it.

Study time

What commitment do I have to make?

We would recommend approximately 150 hours including taught sessions and personal study time to complete the module and assessment. This is only a guideline and will depend highly on the participants learning abilities.

The assessment submission date will be set approximately six weeks after the last taught session. Unfortunately, it is not possible to extend this deadline once you have registered for the module. However, if for an unexpected reason you are unable to submit, the University does have an extenuating circumstances policy.


As part of this module, you will be required to complete the following assessment by the set deadline:

  • Case study on leadership and management practise (1500-3000 words) - identify a case study in effective leadership and management, critically evaluate it, and identify how it might have been improved
  • Critical reflections on case study (1500 words)

On successful completion of this assessment you will receive an overall module mark. This module may then be used towards a selection of our Master's level programmes.


Study facilities

Our short courses are run at our dedicated Executive Development Centre, providing a professional environment for your training needs. Located at Frenchay Campus, with easy access to the M4 and M5 motorways and Bristol Parkway rail station, it has four fully equipped training rooms, a communications and reception area.

To be able to fully participate in our course, you will need to be comfortable with using the Internet and searching for information online. Session materials are presented through a number of sources including Microsoft Word, Power Point, pdf and online workbooks and discussions.

As a leaner at the University of the West of England, you will also have full access to our library on campus and all online materials and resources.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Module fee (includes assessment) £715

Please note parking and refreshments are not provided as part of your course fee, however the university campus has parking available (at a small charge) and numerous catering outlets.

Course dates

There are currently no dates available for this course. Please contact us to register your interest and we will let you know when the course is next scheduled to run.


Executive Development Centre, UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

How to find UWE Bristol

How to apply

How to apply

For all enquiries please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.

For further information

  • Email: Please contact us on the enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 87166

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