Master of Arts in Humanities in Professional Leadership

Professional leadership moves beyond more traditional leadership and management ideas to acknowledge that change is needed, that leaders now, more than ever, must be authentic, ethical, financially aware, strategic, and ambitious for their organisation. All of which has been considered within IT Sligo`s new Masters in Professional Leadership.

The MA in Professional Leadership covers both core and elective learning. Learners will get the opportunity to gather core knowledge, skills and competencies in Leadership; Organisational Psychology; Strategy; Financial Management and Research Methods. The learner can also choose one elective each term. The award will cumulate in a Research Project where students are given the opportunity, under supervision, to explore and examine ways to implement their learning within a real-life context.


Year 1:

Year one of the programme is delivered through weekly live online classes. These classes are recorded for those who cannot attend the live session. 

Year 2:

Year two is devoted to the students Research Project. Students work with their supervisor to complete their project.


If you are interested in the Masters  Programme in Professional Leadership please contact Dr Breda McTaggart, Head of Department of Social Sciences, contact details: mctaggart,



Sligo Chamber Skillnet may be able to partially fund  programme fees for you or your employees  - for further details please contact

Application Closing Date : 30th August 2019

Social Sciences Taught Masters Degree by Thesis

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a 2.2 honours degree award in any discipline.

It is preferable applicants will have a minimum of 3 years of postgraduate experience.

For applicants with no formal third level qualification but do have significant experience of leadership in organisations then IT Sligo’s formal RPL process can be used to assess the suitability of applicants for entry into the programme.

Career Opportunities

The Masters in Professional Leadership will be relevant to those whose professional life already involves making and executing decisions, as well as those who are striving to enhance their career options. In addition to their study of core organisational, financial, and strategy subjects, students will undertake a significant body of supervised research.

What are my further study opportunities?

Students may decide to progress to Doctoral studies in IT Sligo or other Higher Education providers.


What subjects will I study?

Did you know?

The Department of Social Sciences was shortlisted for the 2019 Education Awards in the category of the Best College of Arts & Social Science.

Programme Fees

Total fees €8,000

€4,000 per annum


Sligo Chamber Skillnet may be able to partially fund  programme fees for you or your employees  - for further details please contact

Who do I contact?