Master of Arts in Humanities in Professional Leadership

Professional leadership moves beyond more traditional leadership and management ideas to acknowledge that change is needed, that leaders now, more than ever, must be authentic, ethical, financially aware, strategic, and ambitious for their organisation. All of which has been considered within IT Sligo`s new Masters in Professional Leadership.

The MA in Professional Leadership covers both core and elective learning. Learners will get the opportunity to gather core knowledge, skills and competencies in Leadership; Organisational Psychology; Strategy; Financial Management and Research Methods. The learner can also choose one elective each term. The award will cumulate in a Research Project where students are given the opportunity, under supervision, to explore and examine ways to implement their learning within a real-life context.

Structure:

Year 1:

Year one of the programme is delivered through weekly live online classes. These classes are recorded for those who cannot attend the live session. 

Year 2:

Year two is devoted to the students Research Project.  Students work with their supervisor to complete their project.

 

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SLIGO MASTERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

IT Sligo has established a Masters Scholarship Fund to support students applying for either:  Taught Level 9 courses that have a Major research component (a minimum of 60% of the programme credits), or; Research Masters programmes. The Masters in Professional Leadership meets this criterion.

Prospective students may apply for the following forms of support:

  1. The full EU fee value of the programme for two years.
  2. Partial EU fee value relating to the programme for two years
  3. Continuation of such support for a further two years, in the case of Research Masters candidates who have successfully transferred to PhD

How to apply

When you apply for the programme our Admissions teams will send you further information and an Application Form.

Please complete this fully and return it to our Admissions team.

Closing Date

The closing date for applications to the Scholarship Fund is the 15th July 2019.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria will be used to make awards:

  • Applications must relate to the categories of programme listed 
  • Applicants must meet the entry criteria for the relevant programme
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they are not in receipt of other grant funding support for their studies
  • Applicants who can demonstrate financial imperatives will be prioritised
  • Applicants should demonstrate: in the case of taught programmes, that the qualification will benefit them personally, academically and professionally
  • Candidates outside the EU must contribute the difference between the award and the full fee liability

Offers

Up to 6 successful applicants will receive Scholarship offers before the start of the academic year. 

The decision of the selection panel is final.​

Application Closing Date : 30th August 2019

DepartmentAward
Social Sciences Taught Masters Degree by Thesis
CREDITS
90
NFQ LEVEL
9
DURATION (YRS)
2

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a 2.2 honours degree award in any discipline.

It is preferable applicants will have a minimum of 3 years of postgraduate experience.

For applicants with no formal third level qualification but do have significant experience of leadership in organisations then IT Sligo’s formal RPL process can be used to assess the suitability of applicants for entry into the programme.

Career Opportunities

The Masters in Professional Leadership will be relevant to those whose professional life already involves making and executing decisions, as well as those who are striving to enhance their career options. In addition to their study of core organisational, financial, and strategy subjects, students will undertake a significant body of supervised research.

What are my further study opportunities?

Students may decide to progress to Doctoral studies in IT Sligo or other Higher Education providers.

 

What subjects will I study?

Did you know?

The Department of Social Sciences was shortlisted for the 2019 Education Awards in the category of the Best College of Arts & Social Science.

Programme Fees

Total fees €8,000

€4,000 per annum

Who do I contact?