Developing leadership, Short Course | Part time online | The Open University UK | United Kingdom
8 months
3228 GBP/full
3228 GBP/full
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The Developing leadership module from The Open University UK follows a developmental approach, meaning that you’ll reflect on leadership practice in your working environment and/or in the wider world, and be well placed to experiment with new concepts and practices as a result. 


This Developing leadership module from The Open University UK offers you the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge leadership ideas in tandem with developing as a practitioner. 

You'll cover topics such as identity, person-based leadership, collective leadership, ethical leadership and aesthetic views of leadership. You’ll also learn how to be a more discerning and critically engaged consumer of leadership ideas, in the workplace and more generally in society. 

What's included

You’ll be provided with six printed module books, each covering one block of study. You’ll also have access to a module website, which includes:
  • a week-by-week study planner
  • module materials
  • audio and video content
  • assessment guide
  • online tutorials and forums.

Programme Structure

In more detail, you'll cover the following aspects of leadership.
  • Leadership as person: these are approaches that assume that leadership resides in individual leaders. 
  • Collective leadership: these approaches assume that leadership is a practice conducted between people working together collectively in a group to offer direction.
  • Identity and power: you'll learn how leadership has become a desirable identity and how some people are (unfairly) deemed more suitable for leadership than others. You'll also learn how identities in groups can be refashioned to create leadership with more possibility.
  • Leadership ethics: you'll learn about perspectives that try to understand what it means to be an ethical leader and also perspectives that help you understand ethical practices of leadership.
  • Leadership aesthetics: you'll learn how leadership can adopt an aesthetic quality that moves people. 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This is an OU level 2 module and if you have no previous experience of studying business management, it is strongly recommended that you first study An introduction to business management (B100) (or an equivalent).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3228 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3228 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    3228 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3228 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.


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