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Leadership and Management (Top-up)

University Centre South Devon – South Devon College

UCAS Code: A3NB | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Leadership

This degree is a third year top-up, designed as a progression route for students who have successfully completed the FdA Business and Management, and other suitable foundation degree programmes.

The programme will develop management and leadership skills, based strongly around decision-making, management development and strategic leadership, whilst addressing many major concepts including the values, principles and rules within the subject. This is in response to the needs of many local employers, with many organisations commenting that they expect to require more people with these vital skills over the next 3 to 5 years.

The course will develop you problem-solving, critical analysis and interpersonal skills, which are essential to succeed within management in any industry, providing you with a range of exciting job opportunities upon completion.

You can also study this programme via a degree apprenticeship pathway, go to our website to find out more.

Modules

Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory (and if available optional modules) enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. For full time students a total of 120 credits will be studied in each academic year selected from the list below. In the majority of cases this will consist of six modules or five in the case of a 40 credit module. For part time students it will depend on the intensity of your studies.

Year One:

Leadership and Management Concepts (core) - 20 credits
Operational Decision Making (core) - 20 credits
Corporate Strategy in Action (core) - 20 credits
Professional Practice (option) - 20 credits
Marketing Planning & Stakeholder Management (option) - 20 credits
Contemporary Human Resource Management (option) - 20 credits
Delivering Change (option) - 20 credits
People, Planet and Profit: Ethical Leadership (option) - 20 credits
Current Issues in Leadership and Management (option) - 20 credits
Digital Innovation (Sector specific option) - 20 credits
Extended Professional Practice - 40 credits

Assessment methods

There are two formal or summative assessed pieces of work for each module. Assessment methods can include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, presentations and projects. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. In addition to formal assessments throughout modules of study there will be developmental (formative) assessments to support you with developing greater understanding of your progress.

The balance of assessment by coursework and practical depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:

78% Coursework; 22% Practical

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£8,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,400
per year
Scotland
£8,400
per year
Wales
£8,400
per year

The Uni


Course location:

UCSD

Department:

Business and Administration

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