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Leadership and Management BA (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    3 years: N210
    Foundation: N214

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4 years with Foundation
    4-6 years part time study

  • Starting:


  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450
    Integrated Foundation Year: £6,750

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £12,900
    Integrated Foundation Year: £12,900

  • Location:


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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries
+44 (0)1604 894503

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This course is currently suspending applications. The next expected cohort will be September 2021. Please email for further details.

Leadership is about personal attributes and qualities. This programme takes you on a learning journey to develop your skills and competencies. BA Leadership and Management is designed to create a space where academic intellect is combined with personal self-development, equipping you with knowledge and skills to become future responsible leaders.

Updated 27/10/2020


  • You will have the opportunity to start, or continue, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award while on the programme.
  • In each academic year there will be a standout learner experience, based around developing practical leadership skills.
  • In the final year (principal module) learners will create, develop and lead their own social initiative project.
  • Optional work placement.
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.
  • HP laptop and software included with this course. Terms and conditions apply.

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Course Content

  • Each module on our Leadership and Management programme is new and unique with key leadership and self-development themes building as the course progresses. The taught key themes are:

    • Personal, Academic and Professional Development
    • Developing Leadership Skills
    • Leading Strategic Change
    • Data Analytics and Decision Making
    • Working in an International Context
    • Project Management
    • Coaching and Mentoring
    • Working with existing Social Projects
    • Developing and Leading a Social Project

    Stage Two of the programme is mapped to the Chartered Management Institute ((CMI) awaiting accreditation). This gives you a CMI Diploma, in addition to your degree.

    The standout module at the end of Stage Two will be abroad to experience a social project in action. There is a deliberate and sustained focused on employability skills and personal self-development throughout the duration of the programme, leading to higher chances of graduate employability.

    The ‘Social Leadership’ modules offer a distinctive student experience; an experience which is academically current, builds self-development and allows the practical application of real world skills by you taking the lead in developing a project that has social impact.

    • Stage One: Social Leadership, Developing skills
    • Stage Two: Social Leadership, in Action
    • Stage Three: Social Leadership, Impact and Legacy
  • You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

  • How will I learn?

    If you are studying this course you can expect taught study to be a combination of seminars/workshops/accessing online materials usually for 12 hours per week. We recommend that you spend 24 hours per week in self-directed study time.

    How will I be assessed?

    Learning is designed to reflect the types of activities you will do in the workplace when you graduate. No exams or essays will form part of the assessment strategy. The types of assessment will be based around reports, presentations, practical and oral.

    Are there any special features on this course?

    The Duke of Edinburgh Award will be available to those who wish to start or resume at Bronze, Silver or Gold. There is a further award available for anyone who has completed Gold on entry to the programme or during.

  • Entry Requirements

    Standard entry requirements apply to this course. A typical offer is around BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.
    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    Integrated Foundation Year Entry Requirements

    The standard entry requirements for the Integrated Foundation Year are DEE at A level or MPP at BTEC.

    For more information on how to make an application please visit our How to Apply pages for Home and EU, and International students.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for Leadership and Management we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year Leadership and Management programme which includes a Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

    Featuring a reduced tuition fee in the first year, our four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.

    Please see our Integrated Foundation Year page for more details.

  • UK & EU

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    Integrated Foundation Year: £6,750 as part of a four year programme (subsequent years will be charged at standard BSc rate).

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Integrated Foundation Year: £6,600


    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,900
    Integrated Foundation Year: £12,900

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,500
    Integrated Foundation Year: £9,800

  • At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.

    If you join this full time degree at Northampton you will receive a laptop when your course begins. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    To check out the full list of perks visit our Student Perks page.

  • Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

    Master of Business Administration MBA

    Project Management MSc

    International Business Management MSc

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