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MSc Leadership & Development

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

1 Year
 Start month

 Tuition fee

17550 GBP
9000 GBP
9000 GBP

Application fee

International 0 GBP
National 0 GBP
African Leadership Centre
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100

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About this course

Our MSc Leadership and Development focuses on the issues that engage leadership as a central factor in the dynamics of development. With this course you will understand the increasing interconnectedness of leadership to the developmental challenges that confront developing societies.

Key benefits

  • Exposed to an innovative approach to the interdisciplinary study of leadership as it relates to development.
  • Gain the theoretical and practical knowledge relevant to future careers in NGOs, think tanks, academia and such international bodies as the UN.
  • The opportunity to network with the ALC's wide range of institutional partners that include universities, international organisations, and research and policy institutions across the world.
  • Taught by key intellectuals and experts on leadership, peace and security from both the global north and south.
  • Access to a broad selection of optional courses across King's with emphasis on King's Global Institutes and the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy as part of your interdisciplinary studies.
  • Ability to interact with the ALC's global network of renowned academics, practitioners and activists.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum of a 2:1 Degree in the social sciences, arts and humanities, law and other relevant disciplines or an equivalent qualification from a British or overseas university; GPA must be above 3.2 (USA).
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to show proficiency.

English language requirements:

  • IELTS: 7.0
  • TOEFL-IBT: 100

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Course Modules

Required Modules

Our MSc programme contains the following elements:

Core programme content

  • Leadership and Society
  • Leadership and Development Dissertation and Research Methods: Dissertation of 15,000 words

The dissertation counts for 60 credits. You may choose your own topic but it must fall within the remit of the study of Leadership and Development and must be approved by the Centre. If you are unsuccessful in any element of the MSc programme there is an opportunity to retake in the following year. Part-time students are advised to take the compulsory module in the first year of study.

  • The State and Development in Africa and Asia
  • Emerging Powers In Global Leadership

Optional Modules

You are required to complete two optional modules. Optional modules vary each year, but an indicative list of those currently offered includes:

  • Gender, Leadership and Society
  • Diaspora Populations and Developing Societies
  • India's Political Economy

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How to Apply

Application procedure

To apply for most of our postgraduate programmes at King's you will need to complete our postgraduate online application form. A minority of programmes have a different application procedure. Applying online makes applying easier and quicker for you, and means we can receive your application faster and more securely.

King's does not normally accept paper copies of the postgraduate application form as applications must be made online. However, if you are unable to access the online postgraduate application form, please contact the relevant admissions/school office at King's for advice.

If you have already applied to King's through our online application form you can check the status of your application by logging into myApplication.

Personal statement and supporting information

Please provide a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words explaining why you are interested in this particular programme, and outlining any relevant experience you have. If there are any anomalies in your academic record, please use the personal statement to explain related extenuating circumstances.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.

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