We are driving an ambitious objective at our University: awarding Chartered Manager (CMgr) status to 100% of our managers & leadersAs a CMgr, you will need to evidence effective annual Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

One such CPD opportunity is the new and exciting MSc Strategic Leadership, delivered jointly by HR People and Organisational Development and Huddersfield Business School and enabling our CMgr community to build on their existing knowledge and experience in strategic management and leadership.


Accreditation of Prior Experiential and Certificated Learning (Part 1)

Participants need to evidence both Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) and Accreditation of Certificated Learning (APCL) for a minimum of 60 and maximum of 105 credits.  APEL refers to your previous responsibilities and experience, whilst APCL refers to any academic or professional qualifications you have achieved that can be credited against this MSc. Only participants with substantial prior experience in a senior leadership roles are likely to qualify for the higher number of credits. For example, if you have gained the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership, and achieved Chartered Manager status, you have already gained credits (APCL) towards this MSc.

  • It is expected that most participants will need to complete carefully selected modules that act as a pathway onto the MSc, covering the additional credits needed. These include Two Online modules, and a CMI-accredited Personal and Professional Development module. These modules are worth 30 credits towards the MSc.

Please note, all participants APEL and APCL will be assessed on an individual basis and therefore determine which pathway your MSc will take. More details can be found below.

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More information about part 1


Want to discuss your APEL & APCL?

If you would like to know what evidence and documentation you need to provide as APEL/APCL, or wish to discuss the process, please click on the see more button below.


Two Online Modules

If you would like to know more about our online modules (20 credits), please click on the see more button below.


Personal and Professional Development

This 10 credit taught module is delivered annually, starting in January and finishing April/May the same year. If you would like to know more, please click on the see more button below.

How does the MSc Strategic Leadership work? (Part 2)

The MSc consists of 2 modules, usually last 10 months, and is delivered via distance learning with support from an Academic Mentor in Huddersfield Business School.

After learning about consultancy skills (through the responsible consultant - module 1), participants have the opportunity to put their learning into practice though a work-based consultancy project (module 2) that tackles a specific University, School, or Service need.

These modules are worth a further 75 credits, and along with your 105 credits for APEL and APCL, this gives you the 180 credits needed for the full MSc qualification.

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More information about part 2 (the consultancy phase)


The Responsible Internal Consultant

This module begins annually in September/October and finishes December the same year. If you would like to know more about the learning outcomes for this module, please click on the see more button below.


Work-Based Consultancy Project

The Work-Based Consultancy Project begins in annually in January and finishes June the same year. If you would like to know more details, please click on the see more button below.

How much does it cost?

The MSc costs £3,700 paid directly to the Huddersfield Business School. For payment options, or questions, please contact Lee Ashton, School Finance Manager, via email: l.ashton@hud.ac.uk   

* The P&OD CMI-accredited module is free for staff.


When is the deadline for applications?

Please return your application to us by TBC 2023.

Interested? Please get in Contact …

If you would like to know more about the MSc, please contact Danny Benton: through MS Teams, or email d.benton@hud.ac.uk

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