This course is available as both a Standalone Short Course and Short Course for Credit.
Please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section for more information.

This course will provide you with the theoretical and empirical knowledge and analytical tools to understand and critically engage with the management of regional security.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • LocationOnline
  • Cost

    Short Course for Credit fee - £1,350

    Standalone Short Course fee - £1,925

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:


  • Develop a coherent argument for explaining the historical trends in leadership studies; 
  • Evaluate styles of leadership in the security sector;
  • Differentiate the strategic environment; and 
  • Analyse the divergent approaches to leadership required in the strategic environment.
  • Core content

    This module focuses on the application of systems thinking in the context of enterprise architecture. It incorporates the following topics:

  • Origins of leadership. 
  • Classical leadership. 
  • Traits. 
  • Leadership behaviours. 
  • Power and influence. 
  • Charisma. 
  • Contingency theory. 
  • Transformational and transactional leadership. 
  • Authentic leadership. 
  • Toxic leadership. 
  • Strategy and the strategic context.
  • Characteristics of strategic leadership



  • Upgrade to a professional qualification

    When taken as a Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards the Leadership and Security Pathway of the Defence and Security Programme Leadership and Management MSc

    Find out more about short course credit points.


    How to apply

    To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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