PgDIndustrial Leadership

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Duration Part-time, 2-5 Years
Start date April and September 2022
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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Co-created with Cumbrian industrial partners, MSc Industrial Leadership will help you develop the learning and behaviours required to fulfil senior leadership roles within industrial settings.

It will provide access to transformative leadership skills to proficient or expert technical specialists who are looking to enhance their expertise and proficiency in leadership and management behaviours and the skills to manage and develop businesses in an industrial setting.



  • IFIP7005 Operational Excellence – Apr/May 2021
  • IFIP7006 Technical Innovation and Commercialisation Sep/Oct 2021
  • IFIP7008 Data Analytics & Business Decision Making  Jan/Feb 2022  


Why Choose University of Cumbria

  • Develop skills for lifelong leadership reflection
  • Taught by industrial specialists
  • Practical, reflective, work-based assessments

Graduate destinations

The skills developed on the programme are vital for leadership and continued career progression across industrial settings.  Post-completion, you will be prepared for positions of increased responsibility enabling you to lead in innovative, responsive business settings.

Our links with industry have been used to guide and focus the creation of this programme, ensuring that it is aligned with the skills demands of employers. The competencies that will be developed here are those identified by industry as underpinning characteristics of effective leaders and managers.

It is also intended that the programme helps you develop your interest and understanding of the benefits and contribution of research and the development of case studies in a professional/work context.  It is hoped that this will encourage and inspire some participants to continue postgraduate study and develop research ideas, perhaps at a MSc Masters or PhD/Doctoral level.

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