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Leadership & Management Postgraduate Diploma (part-time)

Offered by Worcester Business School under the Momentum Project, the Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Management is an accredited, fully funded, postgraduate programme comprising bite-size packages of learning combined with a work placement or, for those graduates developing their business ideas, a place in our enterprise unit based at the University’s City Campus. All applications to Momentum will be selected on a competitive basis.

Successful applicants will first study for a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Management, and then apply for their place on the Executive MBA programme in their second year.

The course aims to develop your business leadership and management skills and understanding, ensuring a critical appreciation of the theories, tools, techniques and applications of leadership and management that you will need to apply within your organisation. It will enable you to lead more effectively and manage change as required, using resources efficiently and appropriately in the strategic decision-making process. The programme aims to improve your personal effectiveness, contributing to improved organisational performance, and thereby enhancing the quality of management as a profession. The programme focuses upon applied learning, encouraging you to relate new knowledge and skills to real leadership and management scenarios.

Alongside your academic development, you will be able to develop key transferable skills, including: two-way communication skills, such as negotiation and persuasion, numeracy and quantitative skills, teamwork, leadership, personal efficiency and effective use of ICT.


How to apply

Applications to the Momentum project are now closed for this academic year.

Entry requirements

Application to the Momentum Project is appropriate for you if you are predicted to achieve, or are already in possession of, a first or upper second-class Honours Degree (or equivalent) in any subject. Applications are also welcome from non-graduates with at least two years of business or management experience at a senior level.

The IELTS score for international applicants is 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each component). Other English Language qualifications will be considered, for more information please click here.


Get in touch

Tim Sellick
01905 542503

Momentum Admissions
01905 542445

Scheme details

Scheme details

Momentum has been developed to increase and improve postgraduate education and qualifications in the regional economy. We welcome applications from graduates from all backgrounds and disciplines. The Business School is an inspirational place to study, with outstanding teaching, excellent facilities and a highly flexible curriculum oriented around employability. The scheme aims to improve the perception of the benefits of postgraduate education, highlighting the strengths of gaining a connection with a local business resulting in paid, real-life work experience, or starting your own enterprise, and without incurring any tuition fees. You will gain:

  • Access to a postgraduate qualification without incurring any tuition fees.

  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Management: this can be converted to an Executive MBA in Leadership and Management after completion of a dissertation in the last six months of study. (There will additionally be a self-funded option to sit an award of Certificate in Strategic Management after the third term.)

  • Key transferable skills developed around ten core competencies, which are critical for student employability and will allow a graduate to achieve their potential in their chosen career.

  • A chance to fast-forward a career by gaining valuable work experience and a qualification relevant to your own needs and the needs of current and potential employers, or

  • A chance to set up an innovative and entrepreneurial start-up business in premises based at the University’s City Campus, with a portion of living expenses covered by a maintenance bursary.

The University of Worcester is strongly committed to the principles of equality and diversity. We welcome applications from graduates regardless of gender, socio-economic background, neighbourhood, disability or specific learning differences. Please contact us at to find out more.

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Course timetable

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