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PG Dip in Applied Leadership and Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Leadership and Management

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

Why Study?: 

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

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: 

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Leadership and Management consists of 6 modules delivered over 2 semesters, each module is worth 10 ECT Credits at level 9.



Semester 1

January – May

Semester 2

September – December

Leadership & Management

Critical Thinking and Decision Making

Employment Law & Finance

Strategic Organisational Dynamics and Change for Leaders

Governance and Compliance for Quality Research Methods










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 manger 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.

Follow-on Studies: 

MSc in Applied Leadership and Management

Entry Requirements: 

The entry requirements for students entering these programmes is level 8 H2.2.

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’ (NURS08142) prior to commencing the programme.

Other Essential Information: 

Mode of Study

Flexible Learning (Online until public health indicators are more favourable)


How to Apply

***Applications can be made online at, using application type 6P***. 

This user guide contains step by step instructions on how to create and submit an online application.

Please click here to access a user guide (PDF, 336KB) to enable 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


Places: 20

Programme Duration: One year