Creative Leadership - MA

This highly praised and unique Masters programme provides those involved in ‘leading’ an opportunity to explore leadership in general and their own leadership in particular, in challenging and exciting ways.


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Today we are facing a revolution in leadership around the world.

This highly praised and unique Masters programme provides those involved in ‘leading’ an opportunity to explore leadership in general and their own leadership in particular, in challenging and exciting ways.

It engages the depth of the latest academic research across a wide spectrum of disciplines from international business and management studies to the creative arts and from philosophy to psychotherapy, enabling you to examine how your leadership changes as the context changes.

You will build on your experience to develop a dynamic, flexible approach to the challenges of leadership for today and for the future.

This is a part time degree programme spread over 18 months, enabling students to continue working whilst studying for their professional Masters degree.

Three years in development and now in its third successful year of teaching, the programme has been life changing for many students and is quickly setting a new standard in leadership studies.

Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa.

Why should I choose this programme?

Leaders are influencers with the insights and skills to change the way things are, to plan different futures and help move whole organisations in new directions. Their impact can be profound and life-changing for themselves and for others. To be effective they need to dig deep into their own resources.

This Masters programme enables leaders to explore their own resources and to discover how to make the most of them. Fresh thinking and a creative frame of mind are added ingredients that we help to instill.

There is no typical person profile for this programme. It is designed for those whose leadership is recognised today as well as those who lead without the title. It is for reluctant leaders and leaders-in-waiting. It is for those with years of experience and those new to the influencer role. It is for those who want to lead others more effectively and those keen to know how to better lead themselves.

“ Everyone on the course is so different, we are individuals and leaders in our own right, and yet we each feel that the course is speaking to us personally”.

Key skills, aims and objectives

This programme offers a unique opportunity to rethink the nature of leadership and the ways contemporary challenges and future uncertainties are handled. You will:

  • Gain deeper insights into yourself - how you see the world, how you think and how you translate your ideas into behaviours.
  • Develop new skills that will ensure you are more able to face fast-changing and complex environments.
  • Benefit from being part of a small, diverse community committed to understanding the nature of leadership in the 21st Century.
  • Learn to be curious about everything to do with leading and experience how exploration, discovery and creativity are highly effective, fun and energising.
  • Learn the practical value of theories and models.
  • Become intellectually and emotional stronger and more versatile.
  • Know and understand yourself better than when you started the programme and be clearer and more confident about your own resources.

Future opportunities

Those with whom you work in your organisation or community will experience a transformed leader and will benefit from your new insights and skills. Your fresh perspective will bring renewed energy and enhanced capability in handling the challenges of your job or role and you will have a positive impact on the performance, and lives, of others. 


The programme is structured in five phases (intensives), spread over a period of 18 months.

Additional information

The programme comprises a unique combination of five ‘intensives’, taught over 5 teaching weeks, separated by twelve weeks back in your role.


Residential dates 2015/16

Intensive five: 14 December - 18 2015




Intensive One

Awakening: Leading Yourself
Self awareness is vital to good leadership and the first week’s intensive will explore how this is effectively achieved.

Intensive Two

Re-ordering: Leading in Context
In the second intensive the relationship between leading and context will be examined in-depth using insights from philosophy, art and the social sciences.

Intensive Three

Connecting: Leading in a Relational World
The connectedness of the modern world through globalisation and technology requires leaders to be able to handle complexity. You will learn how to master complexity theory and utilise its insights in your own problem-solving and sense making.

Intensive Four

Embodiment: Leading Change
Using theatre techniques and modern mediation practices you will examine the nature of change: its impact on you and others and how you can embody changes that you initiate as a leader.

Intensive Five

Synthesis: Leading into the Future
This final intensive begins by exploring how you see ‘round the curve’ and are effective in preparing people for the future.

Future start dates

January 2017

Apply online for January 2017


Fees Spring 2017

Full programme tuition fee: £10,800 
Registration fee: £250 
Non-EU advance deposit: £2,000

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We require a minimum of five years’, full-time, relevant work experience. In addition, you will be invited to attend an interview.

Formal academic qualifications, including undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, are welcome but are not a requirement for admission.

English requirements

Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa.

For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 4 or above HL or SL.  English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.5 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 577 (paper-based test), 233 (computer-based test) or 90 (internet-based test) (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 53 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
  • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)                                                                        

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us:

How to apply

Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:

  • Two letters of reference, written on letter-headed paper and signed
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen course
  • CV/résumé
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • Two recent passport-sized colour photographs, in jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at:
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Step 2 Making an offer

  • Applicants who have met the minimum entry requirements will be invited for an interview with faculty staff
  • Following the interview, applicants will be contacted with a decision by both e-mail and post

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation.

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

US Financial Aid

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.

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Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships

Regent's Postgraduate Progressions Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to entrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you.

Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees. The higher your degree classification, the higher the scholarship amount you will be awarded.

  • 1st class degree = 15% tuition fee reduction 
  • 2:1 class degree = 10% tuition fee reduction
  • 2:2 class degree = 5% tuition fee reduction

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding for students studying at Regent's University London

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Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Please note that application for the 2016-17 academic year is not yet open. We were informed that applications will open at the end of June 2016. Please check back then for further information.

Student Finance England (SFE) is now offering funding for UK and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker (under the age of 60 on the date of first class of the first Master’s degree).

Students, who already hold one Master’s degree (or an equivalent or higher-level qualification) will not be eligible.

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Study methods

The programme comprises five ‘intensive’ phases over five individual weeks, spread over a year.
This is complemented by distance learning, with support from a personal mentor, enabling you to work on real issues from your personal work environment.

Each ‘intensive’ explores a different theme and assignments are then linked to your work context. During the group sessions, you will be learning through a range of interactive techniques, including simulations, workshops and debates, which provide for a rich resource of scholarship and practices for students.

The expert academics and practitioners come from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, providing a superb practical and stimulating support network, from which you continue to benefit way beyond the programme duration.

Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed via stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground floor rooms, or rooms with lift access, please notify Student Registry as soon as possible. You are also advised to contact the Disability Officer.

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Last updated: 18 May 2016


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Key information

Creative Leadership
Part time
18 months
£10,800 *
Next start date
January 2017 *
Study abroad
Regent's University London

* See the admissions tab for further details on fees, scholarships and future start dates

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