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MSc in Applied Leadership and Management

MSc in Applied Leadership and Management

We are now accepting applications for entry into this programme which is due to commence in September 2021

Why Study?: 

This MSc in Applied Leadership and Management has been designed to develop the leadership, managerial, and organisational skills of the Health and Social Care and Public Sector leader and manager.

Graduates will function as highly competent self-aware senior leaders, capable of informing strategy and guiding teams at the highest level in their sector.

This Master’s degree is work-focused and applied in nature, focusing on inter-disciplinary application. Graduates will draw on the latest research and methodology to critically reflect on and optimise service delivery in their specialist area.


Who is it for?

It is aimed at those who want to develop into a leadership or management role in the sectors specified; those who want to improve and lead teams or complex projects and current senior professionals, leaders and managers who want to further develop their competencies and play a valuable role in shaping their organisation.

This programme is designed to meet the needs of the Health, Social Care & Public Sector.

The flexible mode of delivery, staged modules and options for exit awards are tailored to provide students with the opportunity to develop applied skills in order to bring about change and real improvements in their workplace and to address the challenges for their sector now and into the future.



The programme is designed around five key themes:

  1. Self-development;
  2. Impact on the team;
  3. Leader within the organisation
  4. Focusing on results 
  5. Emerging Trends – Leading in Uncertain Times


 For further information on studying Applied Leadership and Management at GMIT Mayo ***Download our brochure here*** (1.32MB)

Programme Modules: 

Year 1 - Semester 1

Leadership and Management 

Employment Law and Finance 

Governance and Compliance for Quality


Year 1 - Semester 2

Critical Thinking and Decision Making

Strategic Organisational Dynamics and Change for Leaders

Research Methods


Year 2

Applied Research Project

Career Opportunities: 

This programme offers an excellent opportunity for graduates to move to the next stage of their career.

It is also of distinct benefit to those who wish to enhance their effectiveness as a leader and a manager in the position that they hold. 

Graduates will benefit from enhanced leadership and management competencies and applied skills that will improve their employability and effectiveness as professionals.

Holders of this qualification will be able to capitalise on the opportunities that emerge from reform and re-structuring in the Health, Social Care and Public Sectors. 

Entry Requirements: 

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for students entering these programmes is a H2.2 at Level 8.

Recognition of Prior Learning will be in line with GMIT Academic Code of Practice number 6.

Prospective students who hold a Level 7 degree may be recommended to undertake a Level 8 bridging module, for example, ‘Foundations in Research’, prior to commencing the programme.

Other Essential Information: 

Mode of delivery

These programmes are designed for delivery on a residential basis. 

However, due to the current public health restrictions, the plan for 2021 is to deliver online.



Download the indicative timetable - MSc in Leadership and Management Timetable 2021 (PDF, 131KB)


How to Apply

Please complete and submit your application ONLINE here, selecting Course Code: GA_SALMC_V09

Please click here to access a user guide (PDF, 336KB) to enable the successful completion and submission of your application.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications for September intake is 5pm on Friday, 14th May 2021.

Please note: Non-EU students cannot apply for part-time programmes, as per immigration regulations.



Current fees are listed on our Fees Page



Current fees are listed on our Fees Page

Discipline: Nursing and Social Care

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 9

Category: Part-time Accredited


Clodagh Geraghty
Lecturer in Law and HRM

Programme Duration: Two years