University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Community Leadership

The course examines common issues faced by community leaders within the current global context and prepares students to work both nationally and internationally; students focus on developing grassroots interest in communities, with an emphasis on practical group learning activity, peer leadership and interaction; the course focuses on those who have previously been excluded from community leadership roles, such as women, younger members of society and ethnic minority students; this programme has been developed from the best practice of the successful BA Hons in Community Leadership and from the need to provide a substantial programme, underpinned by core philosophical and ideological tools, that builds the capacity of key individuals to become effective leaders within their communities.

Entry requirements

A recognised 1st degree or its equivalent or a professional qualification deemed to be a degree equivalent, or managerial, professional or technical expertise deemed to be appropriate for this programme of study. In addition students should have at least 1 year�s experience of working or studying in the public, voluntary or community sector. Applicants with non-standard qualifications may be accepted onto the course subject to a successful interview. International applicants will need to achieve an IELTS proficiency score of 6.5 or its equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Principles and practice of community governance; leadership: theory, practice and reflection; community research; community research project; global project development; interfaith dialogue and contemporary society part 1; gender and community leadership; community resilience; interfaith dialogue and contemporary society part 2; practice-based research; community engagement; understanding discrimination, oppression, equality and diversity; professional writing and communication; designing and planning your research.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used during the course through written assignments, oral presentations and through practical tasks.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 525 per Single module (home fees) 2 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time £ 10,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Burnley Campus Burnley BB12 0EQ North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01772 892400