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.




33%: Lecture
67%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Group presentation, Test)

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 regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: