Leadership Foundations (LEAD) (N1535)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

Examine what makes someone an effective leader - looking at their personal characteristics, behaviour and the situation the individual is facing.

You look at why a particular leadership style has a different effect on followers - for example, how a manager's leadership style can have an effect on employee work performance.

You look at: 

  • readings
  • case studies
  • experiential exercises. 

You examine your own leadership skills and develop a plan for improving your strengths and overcoming your limitations.



Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: