Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM228M: Leadership, Equality and Diversity

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Drawing on research on inclusive leadership and equality policy, the module assesses and challenges theoretical foundations through the comparative examination of a range of contemporary issues in the promotion of equality and diversity in leadership.

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following theoretical discussions and case studies:

  • What is Leadership?
  • What is an inclusive leadership? And how does it fit into the perspective of a “good government”?
  • How can equality and diversity can be conceptualised and implemented?
  • What are the pathways towards inclusive leadership?
  • What are the opportunities, challenges and barriers for inclusive leadership?
  • What is the potential impact of an inclusive leadership?

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent study118Private study – reading and preparing for the module
Guided Independent study160Preparation of a 5000 word policy report

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).