Executive Leadership (Military Accelerated Masters Route)

The MSc Executive Leadership Military Route has been designed to provide a rigorous fast track postgraduate degree option for officers and WO’s.

Executive Leadership (Military Accelerated Masters Route)

Course Overview

  • Attendance

    Part Time
  • Duration

    18 months
  • Dates

    January 2023
  • Venue

    City Campus

The route offers full recognition of the HM Force’s internal professional development training by providing you with advanced standing of 60 level 7 credits (equal to a postgraduate certificate) for senior military service personnel, those holding the rank of Lieutenant (RN), Captain (Army), Flight Lieutenant (RAF) but also includes Warrant Officers WO2/SSGT can directly enter the programme at Postgraduate Diploma level. 

This applied learning programme offers you a truly transformational experience as you will be studying alongside other experienced and ambitious professionals from a diverse range of management backgrounds. You will be learning by working with peers with all assessment being applied into your selected workplace. 

This programme will equip you with all the essential management language, tools and techniques of business leaders to develop advanced decision making skills that are indispensable for working in a complexity of organisations and business environments. 

This fast track route is open to regular and reserve forces. Candidates can elect to only undertake the postgraduate diploma if they so wish. 

Programme Aim 

The rationale of the MSc in Executive Leadership is to develop and empower skilled, flexible and adaptable leaders who will play a crucial role in facilitating the process of ethical and focused organisational change, including self-critique. This in turn will lead to and underpin improvements in the competitiveness of your organisation. In short, the programme is designed to empower you to make an effective contribution to the leadership and management of an organisation and provide a route to enhance your career trajectory. 

Leeds Beckett is a registered ELCAS provider

Course structure and dates

The programme requires candidates to complete four taught modules and a dissertation to gain the award of MSc. 

Leadership Self and Creating the Future (Four Days - Assessed Group Presentation and 4,000 word Work Based Assessment) 

The module provides the opportunity for you to critically review your leadership capabilities set in context to your current and future professional aspirations. 

The Board the Executive and Good Governance (Three Days - 6,000 word Work Based Assessment including Governance Reflection) 

The module enables you to delve into the world of the boardroom and consider the roles of both executive and non-executive directors and consider the roles directors, and the board, plays in ensuring effective, ethical and good governance practice. The module enables you to consider how to become and stay a director. 

Work Based Learning Exploration (Three Days - 6,000 word Work Based Assessment) 

The work-based learning module provides a highly effective and applied learning route that is ideal for busy professionals working in demanding workplace settings. The module enables you to design your own learning programme, be this conducting an in-house project, or reviewing your future needs. 

Dissertation with Research Methods (Two Days - 3,000 word Dissertation Proposal) and Dissertation (includes one-to-one supervision, 18,000 word Work Based Assessment)

The Research Methods and Dissertation module provides you with the opportunity to undertake supervised, independent research on a topic of your choice and to apply your research skills to produce a dissertation to assist with your professional development. 


  • Leadership, Self & Creating the Future: 10-14 Jan 2023
  • The Board, the Executive & Good Governance: 21-24 March 2023
  • Work Based Learning Exploration: 23-26 May 2023
  • Research Methods: 9-12 Jan 2024

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