Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Leadership for Researchers
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Other Lectures, seminars and practicals


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Assessed Essay (1500 words)  50%
Semester Assessment Reflective Report (1500 words)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Assessed Essay (1500 words)  Repeat any failed elements  50%
Supplementary Assessment Reflective Report (1500 words)  Repeat any failed elements  50%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. critically evaluate the range of academic approaches to leadership;
2. critically evaluate the importance of vision, values and responsible leadership to the strategic and operation management of research programmes and projects;
3. understand and evaluate the challenges of leadership in complex, boundary-spanning contexts such as found in inter- and multi-disciplinary research programmes involving a range of stakeholders;
4. critically self-reflect on personal leadership attributes and style, and appreciate areas of potential future personal leadership development.

Brief description

The purpose of this module is to introduce postgraduate researchers to the range and models of leadership, to apply these models in the context of managing and leading research teams, and to provide students with the opportunity to explore through experiential learning leadership styles and behaviours.


This module aims to:
• allow students to gain a critical understanding of the range of academic approaches to leadership, including characteristics, styles, context, and involving complexity and boundary-spanning
• allow students to develop familiarity with research on leadership
• allow students to explore the implications of those approaches in the context of managing and leading the research process
• allow students to gain a critical understanding in an experiential learning context of the importance and impact of leadership styles, approaches and behaviours


The module will be delivered in three half day sessions and one full day for experiential learning.
Half day 1 (3.5 hours): leadership approaches and theories
Half day 2 (3.5 hours): leadership research – traits, characteristics, context
Half day 3 (3.5 hours): leading research: vision and values, objectives, strategy
Full day 4 (7 hours): experiential learning on leadership – leadership styles and behaviours.


This module is at CQFW Level 7