Manchester Metropolitan University

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 3 day block of master classes, followed by distance learning and tutor support. This course is professionally accredited by the Institute of Place Management. Successful completion of the MSc in Place Management enables graduates to apply for Fellow status.

Entry requirements

You will normally have a good UK Honours degree (minimum 2.2), or international equivalent, in any subject. We will also consider applicants with significant experience or degree-equivalent qualifications.

Course modules

Modules include: principles of place management; marketing and branding; governance and partnership development; place planning and development; place operations management; research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 1,200 per Module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,200 per Module (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 2 years
PgCert Part-time £ 1,200 per Module (home fees) 8 months
PgCert Part-time £ 1,200 per Module (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 8 months
PgDip Part-time £ 1,200 per Module (home fees) 16 months
PgDip Part-time £ 1,200 per Module (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 16 months

Campus details

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

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