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MA Leadership | progression from apprenticeship

At a glance

  • Available to individuals who have successfully completed the Henley Senior Leader Apprenticeship | Leadership and achieved the Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership
  • This is the final stage of Henley’s part-time MA Leadership. Includes a module and a leadership study or dissertation addressing leadership challenges
Subject area(s)
Business & Management
£4,950 (10% discount for organisations with more than six on one cohort).
Course length
Approximately 7 months
Suitable for
Senior leaders who have completed the Senior Leader Apprenticeship | Leadership and been awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership


This programme is designed to allow individuals to undertake further study and complete additional modules, enabling them to achieve their Henley MA Leadership.

Key benefits

To progress onto this programme individuals will need to have successfully completed the following:

  • Senior Leader Apprenticeship | Leadership including the End-point assessment (EPA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership - This is the post-apprenticeship programme academic assessment. Henley’s academic panel will assess the work-based projects and assignments completed as part of the apprenticeship. Provided these assignments are of the required academic standard, the Postgraduate Diploma will be awarded, and individuals may then progress onto complete the MA Leadership.


Stage 3 of the MA Leadership requires further study and additional fee is £4,950

Developing leadership in the organisation

The final stage of the MA Leadership has two compulsory modules.

Compulsory modules Credits

This module helps to develop leadership in others. With this end in mind, learners will:

  • Plan, manage and reflect on their individual personal leadership
  • Develop their behavioural skills
  • Consider how to develop future leaders
  • Improve awareness of ethical, moral and practical issues.
Academic authors
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Dr Stephen Simister

The leadership study/dissertation is a major research-based project in which you investigate a significant business problem and recommend solutions.

It will develop and build on key elements of the learning throughout the programme, and apply it within a practical context. Learners should choose a challenge in their own organisation as a basis for their leadership study project.

Academic authors
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Dr Caroline Rook

The module or course content descriptions set out on this page are correct for those being taught in the current academic year. Modules or course content marked as optional are indicative and may be subject to change.

Closed cohorts

For clients wishing to run a closed cohort, we have the flexibility to deliver the programme at locations nationwide. If you do not wish to use your organisation's facilities, we are happy to arrange an alternative teaching venue that may be more convenient for your staff.

Open cohorts

Open cohorts are currently taught at our Greenlands campus near Henley-on-Thames. Set in sweeping parkland on the banks of the River Thames, this beautiful campus provides an inspiring and reflective environment for focused work and study.

Find out more about our facilities and how to find us

Why choose Henley?

For over 75 years, Henley Business School has developed confident and resilient business leaders.

Our apprenticeship programmes deliver:

  • A high-quality education rooted in the latest business thinking. We are triple-accredited for the quality of our provision
  • A direct contribution to business value through learning which focuses on live strategic issues. We work with you to identify the people who will benefit most from the programme and whose participation will have the greatest impact on the organisation
  • A blended learning experience - all our apprenticeship programmes feature face-to-face learning*, enhanced and supported by our mobile digital platform. This gives participants access to learning wherever they are and allows the cohort to collaborate outside the classroom
  • A flexible approach - in addition to our open cohorts, we offer closed cohorts that can be delivered at locations nationwide* and contextualised to your organisation
  • Individual membership of our alumni network, which includes over 87,000 alumni across 165 countries

Contact us

This programme follows on progression from the Senior Leader Apprenticeship | Leadership and Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership.

For more information about Henley’s apprenticeship programmes please contact

Telephone: (0)118 378 4030