Master of Arts in Professional Leadership

  • NFQ Level 9
  • Credits 90
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Taught Masters Degree by Thesis
  • Duration 2

Course Summary


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 ATU 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.

Download the MA in Professional Leadership programme brochure 

Potential Funding Opportunities

Sligo Chamber Skillnet may be able to partially fund  programme fees for you or your employees - for further details please contact gcourtenay@sligochamber.ie

 

Key Course Information

The MA in Professional Leadership is delivered fully online and part-time over two years. In year one, live lectures occurs weekly. In year two, students work with their supervisor to complete their Research Project.

Live lectures normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle. For the MA in Professional Leadership students are expected to attend 2 evenings a week which are approximately 2 hours each live class

Students are also invited to the campus once per term to meet colleagues and engage in some onsite activities. This is not compulsory and the sessions will be broadcast live where possible (and recorded) for students that cannot make it to Sligo.

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2022

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 ATU Sligo’s formal RPL process can be used to assess the suitability of applicants for entry into the programme. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions / credit from some parts of a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work and career. Further information is available through www.myexperience.ie which is our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at admissions@itsligo.ie 

Career Opportunities

This programme has wide appeal for both early career leaders and more established professionals, attracting students from many industries both nationally and internationally. The programme has attracted students with significant management experience who wish to pursue an academic award to assist with career progression, demonstrate a commitment to continued learning, gain a competitive edge and to expand knowledge and skills in professional leadership and those who are changing/ diversifying in their career.

Further Study

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

 

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Programme Fees

Fees

 

Total Programme Fees:

€8,000

Fees per annum:

€4,000

Potential Funding Opportunities

Sligo Chamber Skillnet may be able to partially fund  programme fees for you or your employees - for further details please contact gcourtenay@sligochamber.ie