Through our Leadership & Development MSc, you will investigate various forms of leadership from key individuals to institutions, including states and key international development organisations and networks. You will study the various patterns of development in developing societies, with some references to emerging economies and the developed world, in great detail, through the perspective of leadership. In addition to the focus on development and leadership, our course investigates area studies as it cross-references various developing regions including Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our course provides you with high-quality postgraduate training that builds your critical analysis skills and your independent judgement on leadership and development.
If you have an interest in understanding how leadership patterns interact with historical factors, local cultures and global influences as they inform and are informed by development outcomes and processes across the world, or if you are interested in the debate which surrounds the interaction between leadership and development globally, particularly in the global south, this course is ideal for you.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand Campus. We are located right in the heart of London, one of the most exciting, dynamic and internationally connected cities in the world. You will have access to our institution’s extensive resources, along with all the cultural and academic opportunities of the capital
We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
For every 15-credit module, we will provide 15-20 hours of lectures and seminars, and we will expect you to undertake 120-135 hours of independent study. A typical 30 credit module will involve 20-30 hours of lectures/seminars plus 270 hours of self-guided or group-based learning/project work. For your dissertation, we will provide 10 hours of discussion time with your supervisor, and we will expect you to undertake 590 hours of independent study and project work. Students should note that the self-study aspect of every module is extremely important: the readings given to students are a compulsory and key component of the learning experience
|Module ||Lectures, seminars and feedback||Self-study |
| Per 15-credit taught module
|| Typically 15-20 hours
|| 180 hours (including engaging with specially prepared course materials and self-guided learning).
| Dissertation module
|| 10 hours discussion time with supervisor
|| 590 hours
As part of their two-year schedule, part-time students typically take the Leadership & Society module and 45 credits of modules in Year 1, and the Dissertation module and 45 credits of modules in Year 2.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
We assess our Leadership & Society module through one essay, an exam, group presentations and an individual presentation. We assess our 15-credit modules in different ways according to the modules. They each contain one essay and an additional component. This additional component varies and might be another essay or written assignment, a presentation, group work activity etc. This format may be different for modules of other departments. The dissertation module assessment will be on the dissertation alone (up to 12,000 words). Research methods will be assessed by means of a 2000-word assignment and a 1000-word dissertation proposal.
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.