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Leadership Development

Who is this course for:
• Managers and supervisors in public and private organisations
• Managers and supervisors who have a range of administrative responsibilities.

Course Profile
This course aims to develop effective leaders who have the capacity to lead organisational and sectoral change, implement a strategic vision and motivate employee performance to deliver excellence.

Course content focuses on the development of leadership qualities that are seen as critically important in complex administrative environments. Participants develop their ability to manage and lead, bring about change, implement strategic plans, negotiate effectively, assess information logically, take responsibility and lead performance excellence throughout their organisations and sector. The course places a strong emphasis on experiential knowledge and skills and, as such, values reflective engagement with assigned content and readings and participation in learning activities.

Entry requirements

Special Entry Requirements
Candidates must have a:
• 2.2 honours undergraduate degree
• minimum three years' experience in a relevant area


3 years, part-time
Mode of study: Blended learning

Number of credits

Note: Students who gain 60 ECTS may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Development

Careers or further progression

What career or further study opportunities are there?
Successful students may continue their postgraduate studies. Opportunities for career advancement are likely to be found in senior management and leadership positions, senior administrative roles and senior professional and technical roles.

Further enquiries

Berna Morgan
Tel: 091 494055

Subjects taught

Modules -
Management Skills
Effective Leadership
Leading Organisational Change
Critical Thinking for Leaders

Modules - YEAR 2
Leading and Managing Strategically
Business Negotiations
Performance Management

The Ethical Leader

Assessment method

Assessment includes written assignments, practical projects, online contributions and reflective learning journals. Students complete a research-based dissertation in the second year of the course.

Application date


Early application is advised as offers will be made on a rolling basis.

A limited number of applications may be accepted after the official application closing date, subject to the availability of places.

Candidates for entry may be required to attend for interview prior to being offered a place on the course.

Application Procedure
You complete an application form online by logging onto apply.

On the online application form, you provide your contact details, and outline your educational background, any previous courses undertaken and any additional information that may be required to assess your suitability for the course for which you are applying. You will also be required to upload a copy of your birth certificate or passport and the course application fee (non-refundable), which is around €30.

Consult the course information page in the prospectus for details on closing dates and make sure that you adhere to these dates. The process of assessing applications and offering places may take between four and six weeks. Additional registration details and communication from the relevant department will be issued to you approximately two weeks before the course commences, informing you of the registration date and lecture times for the course.

Course fee

EU: €3,800 (Year 1 & 2 p.a.)*, €1,900 (Year 3)
Non-EU: €4,300 (Year 1 & 2 p.a.), €2,400 (Year 3)

*The Postgraduate Diploma has an EU fee of €3,800 (Non-EU: €4,300) per year.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date September 2018

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