Leadership, governance and people management

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An inspired team is a SUCCESSFUL TEAM

Being a great manager is about more than just "getting things done". It's finding the right people, understanding what drives them, and giving them the right support.

You'll learn to apply the latest thinking around all aspects of people management, and develop your own style that's both effective and empathetic.

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Our teaching and learning approach encourages active learning by doing and our links with employers and activities including guest lectures, company and employment tribunal visits will give you the opportunity to discuss real case scenarios with HR professionals.

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your student experience

We'll dive into key subjects relating to people management, from staff development to employment law, recruitment, performance management and HR data analytics. But we'll also help you develop your own personal approach, by solving "live" workplace challenges in our Simulation Suite.

You'll be able to boost your team-building and leadership skills by attending experiential days and our links with high-profile employers mean you'll see what the best companies in the UK are doing, through guest lectures and placements.


Amanda Cains, Human Resources Director, Engage Mutual

Studied: MA Executive and Business Coaching

"My tutors were so inspiring. I was able to tap into their knowledge and develop the skills to become a great leader and a successful coach. As a result, I've been able to influence the behaviours of the board and ultimately change the culture within the business, empowering employees to grow and stretch their abilities."


Martin Brockett, Global HR Change & Transformation Lead, NGA Human Resources

Studied: PG Dip Human Resource Management and MA Human Resource Management (Top-Up)

"As an HR consultant, I was getting plenty of great experience, but I felt I needed something more to be able to progress my career to the next level. Bridging that gap was a big motivator for me. The knowledge I gained through studying has proved really useful in everything I’ve done since – from setting up my own HR consultancy to working in a specialised role with a global HR provider."


At Leeds Beckett, you don't just learn a subject. You prepare for a career.

No matter which course you choose, you'll get the chance to immerse yourself in the latest thinking, and apply what you've learned through placements and practical projects.

BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management and Business | Student view Student Gracie talks about her experience studying at Leeds Beckett University.

BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management and Business

Institute of Directors (IoD) programme

We hold an exclusive regional franchise to deliver Institute of Director (IoD) programmes and have been a recognised provider of executive governance programmes for over 20 years, since 1991.

The IoD programmes are ideal for directors, senior executives, entrepreneurs, owner managers and for those who aspire to work at a strategic boardroom level in the private, public or not for profit sectors. For directors wishing to build their qualification further, the IoD Certificate and Diploma in Company direction can be used to progress to become a Chartered Director and gain fast track access on the MSc in Executive Leadership.

Leadership and Management courses | (ILM) programme

Become the best you can be and progress to the next level in your career in leadership and management. 

Whether you are an aspiring manager looking to kick-start your career, or are a more experienced manager wanting to keep abreast of new developments or brush up on your essential skills to be a more effective leader, we’ve got a variety of courses for you to choose from.


Please note: All classroom programmes are currently postponed due to the university's Covid-19 closure.

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developing confident, capable and imaginative leaders

The Leadership Centre provides tailored training and professional qualifications to suit the needs of both individuals and organisations.

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This could be the start of an amazing journey. To find out more about the course and why it might be right for you, get in touch via our contact details or social media, or you might find it helpful to chat to one of our students.

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