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If you wish to study this course full-time you must apply through UCAS. UCAS course code: 2A5T. Institution code Y70.

If you wish to study part-time follow the 'apply' link at the top of this page and fill out a York College application form.

View York College’s agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) for an explanation on how fee income will be used to support students.

BA (Hons) Leadership and Management

This top-up course is designed to convert an existing Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management in to a full BA (Hons) degree.

It is an accessible programme which will support you to expand your knowledge and understanding of contemporary leadership and management concepts, including strategic aspects. The content of the programme is applicable to all business organisations, with a strong focus on the continued development of leadership and management skills and the application of these in the workplace.

Contemporary topics such as ethics, sustainability and responsible leadership are also central to the programme. There is a strong theme of employability and the application of theoretical concepts to practical situations. Teaching and learning strategies have been designed to further develop key transferable and employability skills, based on current practice in business organisations, to enable you to succeed in diverse leadership situations. The course also focuses on the creation of highly reflective, evaluative and responsible practitioners, managers and leaders through professional skills development.

As a BA (Hons) Leadership and Management student, you will be working with dedicated tutors who are available to support you whenever you need it. The tutors have a wide range of industry experience and have gained key links and contacts with large national organisations and key public sector institutions, giving you exceptional tutor support and the opportunity to gain new networking contacts.

Entry Requirements

Completion of a relevant Foundation Degree or equivalent 240 credit Level 5 qualification in a Business, or Leadership and Management related subject.

Duration and Attendance

Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 18 months

For part-time study, please contact the college directly.

Programme Content

This course offers flexibility, in terms of both delivery and content. The programme is delivered in blocks so that you are able to commit to employment whilst studying. The core content will be delivered in a single day per week with additional time for supported learning, research and preparation for the dissertation. The modules include flexibility to allow for in-depth investigation of the contemporary environment in which business organisations operate, allowing you to explore areas of specific interest. Alongside your degree, it is possible to undertake an array of other professional qualifications that we offer, such as (AAT) from levels 2 to 4.

Course themes include:

  • Responsible leadership
  • Application of theoretical approaches
  • Diverse leadership
  • Ethics
  • Sustainability
  • Professional practice
  • Business environments
  • Project management
  • Assessment Methods

All students will experience a variety of lectures, seminars and discussion sessions and will further benefit from extensive tutorial support. The programme is assessed via a range of methods including seminar activities, written assignments and internal examinations. Assessments are designed to enable students to apply concepts and constructs to their own experience in order to develop their own professional practice.


On successful completion of the programme you will receive a BA (Hons) Degree in Leadership and Management awarded by York St John University. You can progress to Master’s Level or to employment.

Many of our graduates have embarked on successful management careers in a variety of local, regional and national employers and organisations. Some previous students have also set up their own businesses and enterprise activities such as event planning and catering.

Course Fees 

  Fee 2017/18 (starts) Fee 2018/19 (starts)
Full time £6165 £7200
Part time £3080 £3600

*International Students should call the International team at York College on 01904 770425.

How to Apply

You need to apply for this course through the UCAS website.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


Jason Butler

Maddison Ellis

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Rianne's Story

From business student, to Restaurant Coordinator, to PGCE student, to tutor; we’ve been delighted to see Rianne Hughes’ progression at York College over the past seven years.

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