A bachelor degree with a 2.2 (hons) is preferred. If you do not have a bachelor degree, a relevant professional qualification and evidence of significant work experience at a senior level may be considered.
GCSE: Apprentices must achieve English and Maths grade C/4 or above, or level 2 functional skills, before taking the end point assessment or achieving an apprenticeship framework. If you don’t have the required GCSEs you may also be asked to take tests in English and Maths.
Work experience: A minimum of 3 years’ work experience in a leadership and management position. For those undertaking the healthcare pathway, a minimum of 5 years’ work experience in a health or social care setting is normally required. Experience should include relevant managerial responsibilities, for example systems, finance, HR, IT, logistics, marketing or selling.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you need to pass an approved English language test.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications
How to apply
Application deadlines for 2019 start dates are:
January 2019: 17 December 2018 (4pm)
May 2019: 13 May 2019
Completing your application
Please make sure you submit your application for the correct start date.
For example, if you wish to apply for January 2019, please select ‘MSc Senior Leadership PT 2018/19’ from the course list, which you will find by selecting the Search button next to the course title field.
Documents and information you’ll need:
- Two references – one academic and one professional from your current line manager endorsing your application for the programme
- Copy of your degree certificate and transcripts
- If you don’t have a first degree, evidence of your professional qualifications and any other CPD qualifications
- Evidence of your GCSE Maths and English pass grades, or an equivalent qualification (please contact our admissions team for details of the qualifications we accept)
- A full CV
- Evidence of your English language qualifications, if English is not your first language
We will take all of our entry criteria into consideration when evaluating your application, as well as your post-apprenticeship career goals and whether the apprenticeship is likely to help you fulfil them.
Wherever possible we conduct face-to-face interviews with applicants. The Programme Director speaks to all potential candidates before an offer is made.
If you receive an offer of a place, we usually allow a maximum of four to six weeks for you to accept and confirm your place. You’ll need to send us original or certified copies of your supporting documents before you can register for the programme.
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Fees will be paid by your employer organisation through the UK Apprenticeship Levy Scheme, subject to eligibility. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Please note you will not be eligible for a tuition fee loan.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs