Manchester Metropolitan University

Place Management and Leadership

The Place Management and Leadership programme is an international, part-time course that is predominantly for existing practitioners in the place management sector. Place management encompasses a range of professions internationally, including town and city centre management, market management, Downtown and Mainstreet management, destination management and marketing, Business Improvement District management and city marketing and branding. It is increasingly involving civic society and the third sector, and embraces new approaches to place change such as the Transition Town movement. For this reason the course is also suitable for local politicians and local community members leading or contributing to place initiatives. The programme has been designed around the worldwide professional standards developed by the Institute of Place Management to support those that are already in, or wish to move into, a strategic role in place management. A blended learning delivery model is adopted. Each 30 credit unit is delivered through a three-day block of master classes, followed by distance learning and tutor support. Delivered by a team of internationally renowned academics and practitioners, all assessments are designed to have impact on specific locations and you will be able to network with managers and leaders in a variety of places.

Course modules


Assessment methods

All assessments are designed to have impact on specific locations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time block-release September 2018 - 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time block-release September 2018 - 16 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time block-release September 2018 - 8 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Business School M1 3GH North West

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