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Leadership & Management

Programme Overview:
The Masters in Leadership and Management is interdisciplinary in nature, aimed at building an integrative approach to professional leadership and management within professional practice and the management of professionals in areas such as the Health, Education, Social and Community professions. This Masters is designed to support learners develop the key skills, knowledge, attitudes and approaches required to engage effectively as leaders and as managers of professional practice in their chosen field. A strong emphasis is placed on research within this Masters and learners are provided with an opportunity to explore, access and influence the future direction of current organisational practice, policy and strategies in the context of the development of effective and dynamic professional management, through their individualised research project.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements: A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.2) at Level 8,or its equivalent in a related discipline. The nature of the programme allows for the consideration of candidates from a variety of backgrounds. Those with relevant experience will also be considered through APL/RPL. Applicants are also required to complete a short interview.

All applicants are expected to be fluent and competent in both written and spoken English. In the case of overseas applications students will have to provide certification of competency in English indicating a minimum score of 6.5 IELTS.


This programme can be completed over I or more years full or part-time

Careers or further progression

Academic Progression: Graduates who successfully complete this programme may pursue Doctoral programmes (level 10 on NFQ) at other colleges and universities in both Ireland and abroad.

Career Opportunities:
Graduates can expect extended opportunities for employment in areas specialising in leadership and management in professional practice. Graduates are expected to act as leaders or partners in multi-disciplinary teams within the statutory, private and commercial sectors dealing with a wide range of complex issues that require professional intervention.

Further enquiries

Further Information:
Admissions Office
Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences , Walton House, Lonsdale Road, National Technology Park , Castletroy, Limerick

Telephone: 061 216288 Website:
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Subjects taught


Leadership and Management Principles Credits 5 Continuous Assessment 70 Terminal Assessment 30
Strategic Management Credits 5 Continuous Assessment 70 Practical 30
Managing People Credits 5 Continuous Assessment 40 Practical 60
Managing Change Credits 5 Continuous Assessment 70 Project 30
Financial Management Credits 5 70 30
Quality Management 5 Continuous Assessment 70 Project 30
Total Costumer Care Credits 5 Continuous Assessment 70 Project 30
Information & Knowledge Management Credits 5 Continuous Assessment 70 Terminal Assessment 30
Leadership & Teams Credits 5 Continuous Assessment 70 Terminal Assessment 30
Evidence Based Practice & Research Credits 5 Continuous Assessment 100
Research Methods and Design Credits 5 Project 100
Elective Module Credits 5 Continuous Assessment 70 Practical 30
Dissertation Credits 30 Continuous Assessment 100


Teaching and Learning Approach: The course uses both direct provision and blended learning: In the vast majority of cases students can access courses using any one of 3 approaches— By going to class, on line or by viewing podcasts of the individual class sessions. However in specific modules classroom attendance is a requirement.

Assessment method

The programme has been designed to enable learners to demonstrate their academic and reflective learning in appropriate ways. The assessment strategy accommodates different learning styles and therefore the programme requires learners to undertake a range of practical assignment, essays, learning journals, examinations, reflective exercises and projects.

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